[PROXYPER] Why doesn't proxy write competed blocks to di...

Eivind Bengtsson eivind at bengtsson.dk
Wed Dec 9 09:57:17 EST 1998


I run with a setting for 1,5 - minutes, and i Zip the files every month.. the new
size is 1/10 of the old..

/Eivind

WINKELMANS Gunther wrote:

> Petr,
>
> 20 minutes is far too long! The readme.txt included with v280 of the win95
> proxy advises "a couple of minutes" maximum:
>
> [KeyServer]/workperiod: determines the minimum delay (in seconds)
> between sequential attempted network connections to the keyserver.
> This value should typically *not* be adjusted to more than a couple of
> minutes.  Doing so may cause your proxy to run out of keyblocks if
> you are serving a lot of fast machines!
>
> Mine is set a 15 seconds. With full logging this generates a logfile of 2Mb
> each day. If this is a problem for you, you can
> - change the logging option (no logging or less details);
> - use a log-compression option;
> - detail the file of the previous day (as I do).
>
> Best Regards,
> Gunther
> gunther.winkelmans at is.belgacom.be
> -------------
> Original Text
> From: Petr Novotny <Petr.Novotny at antek.cz>, on 09/12/98 9:57:
> To: SMTP at MASTER.PER@BELGACOM[<proxyper at lists.distributed.net>]
>
> SUBJECT too long. Original SUBJECT is
> [PROXYPER] Why doesn't proxy write competed blocks to disk immediately?
>
> ----------------------  Original Message Follows  ----------------------
> Hi,
>
> the inevitable has happened to me yesterday :-) The power went off
> and I lost some blocks which were already sent to the perproxy but
> not written to the hard disk yet. I don't quite understand that - the
> clients are checkpointing as hell just to make sure two blocks are
> not lost - and then perproxy doesn't bother to flush ten or so blocks
> to the hard disk. (And don't tell me to shorten workperiod - I don't
> need to have the disk full of logfile. I always thought twenty
> minutes was the right setting.) Anyone care to explain?
> --
> Petr Novotny, ANTEK CS
> Petr.Novotny at antek.cz
> http://www.antek.cz
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