[PROXYPER] Auto buffer sizes

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Tue Feb 29 12:49:24 EST 2000

If you read the readme, you'll see the existence of an expert mode option
that will disable the intelligence regarding the 1000 block threshold.
However, you should be cautious in using it since you will no longer be
protected from the safeguards that the limit attempts to protect you
against (unknowingly fetching more blocks than you actually require).

If the proxy is unable to allow you to surpass the 1000 block limit
normally, then it does not believe that your current rate would satisfy a
higher block limit.  If you see that your reported block rate displayed by
the proxy fluctuates greatly (perhaps due to irregular spurts in which
your clients flush large number of blocks), then consider either making
your clients flush more frequently.  You can also try adjusting the
sliding average window to encompass a larger time period, over which your
sustained rate might be more indicative of "typical" activity.  The last
resort is to disable the intelligence with the expert mode I described.

On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, Isaac wrote:

> I am having similar problems with my proxy 313 (win32).  My home network 
> does between 700 to 850 blocks a day (depending on game time), and I can't 
> get the proxyper to hold more than a thousand blocks when I want to go away 
> for a few days.  I tried setting maxbufferdays=4, and and it will still 
> only read 1000 blocks.  My RC5 settings are minkeysready=750, 
> maxkeysready=1100.
> At 09:13 AM 2/29/00 -0800, you wrote:
> >The allowable maxkeysready will never be increased above the value that
> >you specify in your ini.  Instead, the proxy may interpret values >1000 as
> >being =1000 if it does not believe that your rate is substantial enough to
> >support a need of greater than 1000.
> > > Can I solve my problem by using the maxbufferdays feature?
> >Specify a value that is appropriate for your usage levels.

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