[RC5] So long RC5, hello SETI
bear at tippnet.co.yu
Fri May 21 02:25:46 EDT 1999
On Wed, 19 May 1999 23:34:52 -0300
Romulo Cholewa <rmc at rmc.eti.br> wrote:
> Both d.net clients (Windows and UNIX) have an impact in performance. I
> tested it on a Dual PII 333 MHz, with 384 MB of RAM. This machine is a Game
> Server (I work for an ISP). When the d.net client is active, the "ping"
> times from the clients go crazy. Exiting the client makes the ping stable
> (tested under NTS4 and RedHat Linux Hedwig).
I also had problems when running it under a dual P2 (there were some
complaints from another dual machine user a little while ago), so that
might be a problem source. OTOH I have some very positive experiences as
well. For example on a 486DX2/66 server I have web/ftp/mail/news/telnet
services with both rc5 proxy and clients running, and some heavy stats
processing in the background as well and it runs like a charm. And if a
486 can do it I don't see how a server which is magnitudes faster can
cause problems unless there is some specific problem with either the OS
or the hardware.
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