[RC5-PROXYPER] network access mode for personal proxy with dial-up?

Duncan Cameron dcameron at bcs.org.uk
Sat Jul 25 12:42:59 EDT 1998


I think that you have read too much into the reference to dial-up in
the readme file.  There is no particular support for dial-up in the way
that the Win32 GUI supports 'lurk'.  What I do is have my minkeysready
set to a low number and my maxkeysdone set to a high number, so that
the pproxy won't try to connect because it has run out of blocks or
needs to flush its blocks. Have maxkeysready set to enough blocks for,
say, one day for your clients.

The value of the workperiod then should not matter too much, as the
pproxy will not be trying to connect.  I have my workperiod set to 30
minutes.  Be aware that the pproxy will only write to disk the blocks
it has received from your clients at this time, so you don't want to
make the period too long.

When you have dialed-up, use CTRL-Break to force the pproxy to re-read
its .ini file, flush its blocks to the server and to restock its

Hope this helps

Duncan Cameron
> From: Douglas W. Johnson <finson at whidbey.com>
> To: proxyper at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: [RC5-PROXYPER] network access mode for personal proxy with
> Date: 25 July 1998 06:49
> Folks:
> I have the win32 client set up and running on NT4 in lurk-only mode
with a
> dial up connection to my ISP.  It works very nicely.
> I next installed the win32 pproxy so that I could support other
machines on
> my lan.  The client connects to the proxy and dumps blocks to it
okay, but I
> don't see any way to control the proxy and get it to connect to the
> world when (and only when) I have dialed out.  It tries to do
> every workperiod, but I don't think it ever actually accomplishes
> even when I'm connected.  It certainly does not get keys and make
> available when the client requests them.  I have run it mostly as a
> (using -install) but have tried it in a window too with no better
> The only reference to dialup with the proxy that I've been able to
find is
> in the proxy readme, in the section about ports/listenaddress.  That
> implies that my configuration is supported, but I don't see anything
> setting or controlling the network access mode or using the proxy
with dial
> up connections.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?
> Thanks
> doug johnson
> finson at whidbey.com
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