[PROXYPER] Personal Proxy 304 Q&A

root at brain.acmelabs.com root at brain.acmelabs.com
Sun Feb 14 15:42:54 EST 1999

> The "problem" of buffers getting "locked" with the 300+ proxies and the
> new need to unlock them should not be considered a weakness.  It is
> designed as a protection mechanism to attempt to eliminate conditions in
> which users accidentally start up two instances of the proxy, and have
> them both transmit the same completed blocks upstream, which was an
> occasional problem for us, which resulted in duplicated done blocks being
> reported, and incoming new blocks getting lost.

Why not use a seperate lockfile? one with a process number inside.
Maybe the proxy should actually check if there is another proxy running
instead of assuming and refusing to run. Hmm.. now that would be nice.

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