[PROXYPER] Personal Proxy for OS/2 doesn't fetch blocks

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Sat Jul 24 17:35:47 EDT 1999


Have you tried setting the proxy to connect directly? (turning lurk mode off)

Teemu Mannermaa wrote:
> 
> I use (or rather would use) Personal Proxy for servicing few
> non-connected computers on my intranet. Only problem is that it doesn't
> fetch any blocks. It just creates empty pprc5in.rc5 and pprc5out.rc5
> (same for DES too) and just sits there displayging status message. If a
> client tries to retrieve blocks from it, only thing that happens is
> that the personal proxy says that it accepted client connection, client
> retrieved proxy status and then the connection terminates. (probably
> because there is no blocks to retrieve?)
> 
> Here is the start up log for the personal proxy:
> 
> -!-
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Initializing distributed.net Personal Proxy (build
> 308)
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Visit http://www.distributed.net/FAQ/ for details.
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Proxy starting up.
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Verbosity set to: all (-1)
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,rc564-in: limits adjusted to min 0, max 20
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,rc564-dupe: resized to historybuf 31, dupebuf 15
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,desII-in: limits adjusted to min 0, max 20
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,desII-dupe: resized to historybuf 31, dupebuf 15
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Server connectivity mode is lurkonly
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Loaded 0 ignoredip addresses from ini file
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Loaded 0 allowedip addresses from ini file
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,Primary listener bound to (all devices):2064
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,rc564 r=0/20, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> 07/18/99 09:03:14,desII r=0/20, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> -!-
> 
> And it then displays the status thingy over and over and nothing else.
> Just like you can see, the build is 308 and I run it under OS/2. Is the
> OS/2 version working at all or is this a very buggy alpha/beta version
> only? http://www.distributed.net/proxies.html says that the OS/2
> version is "under construction". So, is this version supposed to work
> at all? I found it from the ftp.distributed.net FTP server. By the way,
> what is the 308a build that is available at the FTP server? Is there a
> fix for some problem in the OS/2 version or what? I would test it
> myself but the 308a distribution package is corrupted when I retrieve
> it from the FTP server.
> 
> I use the proxy in lurkonly mode:
> 
> -!-
> 07/19/99 01:50:31,desII r=0/50, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> 07/19/99 02:01:04,Connection detected on 'ppp0'...
> 07/19/99 02:20:32,rc564 r=0/50, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> 07/19/99 02:20:32,desII r=0/50, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> 07/19/99 02:41:08,Connection lost and will not be re-initiated.
> 07/19/99 02:50:33,rc564 r=0/50, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> -!-
> 
> It seems it find the connection just fine. It just doesn't do anything.
> Only thing I notices was that it took quite long to detect the
> connection on ppp0 interface. Normal client on the same machine
> detected it almost immediately it was available. Could be because the
> pproxy is watching all interface. It would be nice if it could be
> limited to ppp0 interface just like the client can be.
> 
> What could be wrong here? Should the OS/2 pproxy work in lurk mode or
> not? If yes, what configuration option I should look into to fix the
> problem? Why does it adjust the rc564-in limits? I have set it to 10
> min and 20 max in the config file. Thanks for any advice you can give
> me!
> -------
> Wicked Jack, wicked at clinet.fi, http://www.pp.clinet.fi/%7ewicked/
> 
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