[PROXYPER] Multiple Proxies as service on windows based systems

Floppus Floppus at Chello.nl
Fri Dec 5 12:36:23 EST 2003

One would be sufficient to supply enough workunits indeed, but workunits are
not the reason for multiple proxies.

I run my own proxy and stats, and a friend of mine is going to do a
schoolproject about distributed computing and needed to run his own proxy
and stats for that too, but didn't have anyone that could supply a reliable
enough connection for that.

So now I run my own proxy as service, and the other in the taskbar which has
a risk of closing it by accident andit doesn't start before the login screen
if the box were to crash.

I know LOGs could be filtered using certain tools to split the logs on ID or
something like that. If everyone would have a fixed IP it wouldn't be much
of a problem either
problem I have here is that everyone flushes to both proxies with the same
ID's (they do a school project, and flush on my account as a reward for
running proxy and stats.)

I got tipped by Bovine on manually registering the second proxy, which I
did. Not being able to start 2 proxies at the same time now has become not
only convenient, but also a bit of a research thing for myself too :)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Jones" <fiddles at distributed.net>
To: "Personal Proxy Discussion" <proxyper at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 7:35 AM
Subject: Re: [PROXYPER] Multiple Proxies as service on windows based systems

> Can I briefly ask why you would want to run multiple proxies on the same
box. Surely
> one would be sufficient?
> On 05-Dec-2003, Floppus wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As shown in the attached picture, I have managed to manually register
more than one proxy as a service.
> > All proxies are fully functional, and can be started via the service
> >
> > The only problem that I can't figure out is: I cannot start 2 proxies as
service simultaneously.
> > I can start one, or another, but never both.
> >
> > When attempting to start a second proxy, service control manager replies
that the service had been started, but terminated (which is normal if the
application shuts itself down after execution).
> >
> > Things I have eliminated sofar:
> > - proxies are in different folders
> > - proxy .exe's (proxyper.exe) have different names
> > - the name for the Service is different
> > - dependencies are correct (any of the services will start, just not 2
of them at the same time)
> > - No LOG entry is written whatsoever
> > - Ports on which the proxies listen are different
> > - IP to flush from is different
> > - IP to flush to is different
> >
> >
> > I used a small VB-thingie to register the service:
> >
> > Private Declare Function CreateService _
> > Lib "ADVAPI32.DLL" Alias "CreateServiceA" _
> > (ByVal hSCManager As Long, ByVal lpServiceName As String, _
> > ByVal lpDisplayName As String, ByVal dwDesiredAccess As Long, _
> > ByVal dwServiceType As Long, ByVal dwStartType As Long, _
> > ByVal dwErrorControl As Long, ByVal lpBinaryPathName As String, _
> > ByVal lpLoadOrderGroup As String, ByVal lpdwTagId As String, _
> > ByVal lpDependencies As String, ByVal lp As String, _
> > ByVal lpPassword As String) As Long
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
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