[PROXYPER] Linux 281 bug

Diggs, Steve Diggs at gateway.daugherty.com
Wed Sep 23 10:39:08 EDT 1998

I've noticed the same thing too. I have PROXYPER running on NT Workstation 4.0,
RAS DIALER set up to dial my ISP every evening. It NEVER does a flush and fetch
during those sessions; yet when I dial in manually and access the Web, (thereby
generating some DNS traffic) the PROXYPER sits up and does its job. In the
meantime, most of the clients run out of assigned blocks and gen random ones.
I've posted this request before: there needs to be some command line switch on
PROXYPER to force a flush and a fetch. That way, we could fix the problem across
all platforms.
Steve Diggs, W4EPI

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hill [mailto:HillMW at august-systems.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 1998 10:24 AM
To: proxyper at lists.distributed.net
Subject: Re: [PROXYPER] Linux 281 bug

On 23 Sep 98, at 13:47, Petr Novotny wrote:

> I am again trying to report a bug in Linux perproxy build 281. There 
> was no response last time - is there someone interested still?
> My setup: Proxy is running on the dial-up router; the connection is 
> active only a few hours a day. DNS server is running on the same 
> computer too and perproxy is using it for queries.
> Problem: When the host is not on-line (ie. local DNS can't 
> communicate with the world around) and the proxy needs to flush or 
> fetch, it stops serving the clients. (My settings: maxkeysready=600, 
> maxkeysdone=20; as soon as I have only 599 ready keys or 21 done 
> keys, the proxy stops feeding the clients at all!) I consider it a 
> serious bug - more than half of the blocks my clients check are 
> random blocks!

The same thing happens in the 280 NT version. The log file indicates 
that the pproxy accepts connections from the clients, but does 
nothing and they eventually timeout.

Mark Hill, Software Engineer
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