[PROXYPER] Linux 304 PP

Jay Berg jberg at phc.net
Fri Feb 12 06:37:30 EST 1999

To prevent the hanging when a DNS server is unavailable (i.e. when the
pproxy system is offline), make the following change to the default setting
in the .ini file.


This allows sufficient time for the pproxy to fail the gethostbyname() and
to operate properly. Smaller values will work. But with 300, it is assured
to work.

    Jay Berg
    jberg at phc.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Petr Novotny <Petr.Novotny at antek.cz>
To: proxyper at lists.distributed.net <proxyper at lists.distributed.net>
Date: Friday, February 12, 1999 12:17 AM
Subject: Re: [PROXYPER] Linux 304 PP

> Here's my take on it:
> (+) it's compatible with the other v3xx proxies
> (-) it locks it's buffers, which in a crash, they must be unlocked
> before
>     the proxy can start again
> (-) There is a chance, that in a crash, the buffers will become
> irrepairable
>     corrupted

(-) In a crash, since the done block are in the memory and not on
disk, they're lost. (280 proxy was much better handling that.)
(-) When our LAN is not online and proxy wants to fetch/flush, it
ignores requests from clients. (Hell, what's the proxy good for
then?) I can post here logs and stuff. (It seems that is hangs in
gethostbyname() and refuses client connections. My setup is
caching-only named; if proxy resloves the name, it asks the local
named which in turns tries to fetch the info from the - now
disconnected - Inet and times out too late.)

> Those are the only two things I'm bitter about right now :P

And those are MY sources of bitterness...
Petr Novotny, ANTEK CS
Petr.Novotny at antek.cz
-- Don't you know there ain't no devil there's just God when he's drunk.
                                                             [Tom Waits]
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