[rc5] Mac client problems
rob at annapurna.com
Tue Oct 28 11:04:57 EST 1997
Checking on my fastest machine (a PowerMac 9500, 430K/sec), I see that it
has been generating random blocks all night, and 114 buffers are waiting
to flush. I am unable to get it back online. I even ftp'ed from
distributed.net *from the same machine* to get a replacement program.
Re-booted. Quit all other apps. It's dead, Jim.
The errors in the log are:
Network::Error Read failed3/0
This is running MacOS 8.
When telnet'ing from an adjacent workstation, I get:
$ telnet rc5proxy.distributed.net 2056
telnet: connect to address 184.108.40.206: Connection refused
telnet: connect to address 220.127.116.11: Connection refused
Connected to rc5proxy.distributed.net.
Escape character is '^]'.
Connection closed by foreign host.
Does the Mac client or the Mac IP stack not handle the first two failures
as well as UNIX, or what? Should I point to rc5proxy.distributed.net by
IP, or what? Also, the connection, once made, times out pretty darn
quickly: about 10 seconds. Not very POTS-line friendly.
A setting for "never go offline, just try again later" or "manually try
another machine" would also be nice. These machines are never offline.
Thanks for any ideas.
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