[RC5] Problem with buffer limmits.

David Taylor dtaylor at nildram.co.uk
Tue Nov 9 16:59:12 EST 1999


On Thu, 04 Nov 1999, Michael Collis wrote:
> "Running a personal proxy is definitely not needed by everyone, nor is it
                                                        ^^^^^^^^
> recommended."
> 

They don't recommend that *everyone* uses a personal proxy, because there is
no purpose to a stand-alone machine using a personal proxy (which, due to
its design is quite hard to convince to download few enough blocks not to
overwhelm a single machine, or at least the early 30x range was.)

However, anyone with a network of machines which can't individually connect
directly to the dnet keyserver should (probably) run a proxy, even if the
proxy machine is unable to connect directly to the internet - its a lot
easier to sneakernet a single pp-in.buf/pp-out.buf buffer than X clients.

That notice is basically there so that newbies dont think they have to
download a proxy and use it to take part -- proxies are a lot more
complicated than the actual nice clients with their nice GUIs, etc.

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