[RC5] Pluggable client modules...

Adam McDonald bigmac35 at ix.netcom.com
Mon Dec 6 18:09:42 EST 1999


What would happen if that client automagically updated, and it had a
networking flaw that prevented it from accessing the Internet/accessing
future updates? Now you'd have an out of date client with a flaw that had to
be manually fixed. Now think about that for 300 computers, and you'll stick
to the old-fashioned sneaker-net! ;)

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----- Original Message -----
From: Duncan Aitken <aitkend at tcd.ie>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Cc: <rc5 at netsoc.tcd.ie>
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 1999 4:05 PM
Subject: [RC5] Pluggable client modules...


> Hello all,
>
> I was wondering how difficult it would be to implement a client which
> automatically updated itself.
> Maybe it could determine whether or not there is a newer version available
> (from one of the key servers , or another proxy, using a similar method to
> determine when new contests start..?), and if so, switch over to that
newer
> version. It would make things a lot easier if , say , you had a few
hundred
> clients installed.
>
> Regards,
> D.
> ---------------------------------------------
> Duncan Aitken
>
> http://www.netsoc.tcd.ie/~duncan/index.html
>
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