[RC5] New Clients

Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Sat Mar 28 12:00:04 EST 1998


The clients don't like doing DNS lookups through most proxies. I suggest you
try specifying the IP of a proxy instead of using the DNS server (use the
actual IP, not a name).

Mooo!
dB!

Ralph Giles wrote:

> [pproxy connect trouble with the new linux client quoted below]
>
> I'm having exactly the same problem connecting to us.v27.distributed.net --
> the US distributed.proxy round-robin. I upgraded yesterday, and the new
> client finished processing my inbuf, but then started complaining about
> being unable to resolve the hostname and running random blocks. I can ping
> the 'host' above, and my old client (v2.7016.399) had no trouble, except
> for one down proxy server. I flushed my outbuf, updated, and am back
> cracking with the old version now.
>
> This new v2.7017.400 linux client is also the one I mentioned yesterday
> claiming it's really v2.7016. Something's clearly wrong with this build,
> and I'd recommend linux users avoid it until it gets fixed. Maintainers?
>
> -ralph
> ---
> Ralph_Giles at sfu.ca
>
> >Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 13:24:55 +0100
> >From: "Roland E. Lipovits" <lipo at telekabel.at>
> >Subject: Re: [RC5] New Clients
> >
> >On 24 Mar 98 at 21:36, Oscar Chang wrote:
> >> rc5des400-linux-x86-mt-static.tar.gz
> >
> >While 397b works fine on my machine, I have problems with the new
> >client. When the client wants to connect to my PerProxy I get
> >following output:
> >: Connecting to rc5despp...
> >: Network::failed to resolve hostname "rc5despp"
> >: Network::Open Error 1 - sleeping for 3 seconds
> >: Connecting to rc5despp...
> >: Network::failed to resolve hostname "rc5despp"
> >: Network::Open Error 2 - sleeping for 3 seconds
> >(repeated until I kill the client)
> >
> >rc5despp is defined in /etc/hosts and as said above 397b has no
> >problems with resolvig it, ping atc. works fine too.
> >
> >Regards,
> >Lipo
> >
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> >Roland E. Lipovits
> ><lipo at telekabel.at>
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