[PROXYPER] How can I get more then 1000 blocks?

Matthew Toseland Matthew.Toseland at btinternet.com
Fri Aug 27 15:55:23 EDT 1999


On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Mike Morrow wrote:
>Here is why I want MANUAL control rather than automatic.
>
>Sometimes I go away for a week or two and there is no connection to the 
>Internet during that time.  I need to stockpile keys to last for that week 
>or two.  Normally I connect every day for multiple hours every day so the 
>automatic setting knows that I need very little buffering.  But when the 
>exception comes along (sporadic, long periods without connection) the 
>automatic setting is caught with its stats down and I cannot get enough 
>keys to live for that period.
>
>Thank goodness that 'feature' has not been put in the clients YET!  I can 
>run them up high and get enough to last for the week.  When that 'feature' 
>gets put in the client (I hope NOT), I will be out of business when I am 
>out for business.
>
>Take a cue (clue) from Windows.  Automatic is NOT always better!  Unless it 
>can be turned off when the HUMAN knows better, automatic sucks!  I really 
>hate Windows (re)setting things because IT knows better than I do about my 
>environment.  The human should be able to win over 'smart' software when 
>that software is not so smart!
<flame>Automatic is better when open-source (i.e. infinitely customizable).  RC5
isn't open-source.</flame>
EG my /etc/ppp/ip-up.d forces a manual fetch+flush on my proxy every time I go
online.

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