[PROXYPER] Weekly Connections

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Sat Jul 24 17:40:40 EDT 1999

For now, I'd suggest setting your cron to run every 3 days. Or, better yet, get
a little clever with your dialup scripts and have them send an ALRM every time
you connect (I assume you normally connect a few times a week to check email,
etc.) Have them 'touch' a file someplace and have your cron job check that
file's datestamp. If it's been over 3 days since you've connected, have it force
a connection.

FWIW, the 4 day limit is there to prevent people from maliciously 'draining'
keys from our network. We knew that some people would have problems with the 4
day limit, but we felt it was a good compromise.


Tim Bishop wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running the latest Personal Proxy on RH Linux 6.0. I have until now had
> a cron job sending an ALRM signal on a daily basis to send my keys out. I
> have decided that it is a bit excessive to connect every day, as I'm not
> that bothered about stats, and it'll save on the phone bill. The problem is
> that I will produce something in the region of 14000-20000 blocks a week,
> and this is more than the proxy will allow. I gather it has a 'failsafe' if
> you set a value higher than 1000, and somehow evaluates how many you would
> need for 3-4 days. I need it to let me have enough for say 7-14 days, but I
> don't see how I can do this.
> My possible solution is to run more than one proxy server on my linux
> machine, but this seems excessive.
> Any thoughts ?
> Tim.
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