[rc5] Proxyper & rc5 client

David Ward djw at bitsmart.com
Sun Jun 22 23:30:13 EDT 1997


The best solution until v 2 is to run Tim C's clients under NT and 95.  They exit very gracefully, they buffer blocks on the disk so nothing is lost, and they are faster.  Use 'x' or '!' to kill the clients and then kill the proxy.

--David

-----Original Message-----
From:	Evan Jeffrey [SMTP:ejeffrey at eliot213.wuh.wustl.edu]
Sent:	Sunday, June 22, 1997 7:49 PM
To:	rc5 at llamas.net
Subject:	Re: [rc5] Proxyper & rc5 client 

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>> > In Unix yes, but under Windows? Is Ctrl-C considered killing it
>gracefully
>> > cause it doesn't send it's completed blocks if I kill it this way...
>> 
>> In NT4, you can use the taskmanager.
>
>Any different from that of Win95?
>
>But that's still not killing it gracefully - ie. sending it some kind of a
>shutdown signal.

It should be...  That is why when something is really hung (eg, a telnet
connection that you don't want to wait for DNS resolutiont to fail ;) and
you try to end task, you get a "program not responding, end task, or wait"
dlg. box.

So, it would seem that windows is sending some kind of soft-kill signal,
then, if that doesn't work, asking if you want to send a hard-kill.

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Evan Jeffrey
erjeffre at artsci.wustl.edu

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