[RC5] Client buffer updates on DSL

Dan Petrak dpetrak at fct.com
Fri Mar 30 14:08:04 EST 2001

Ah, under [networking] set the nettimeout to some low number.  The default
is 60.

An example might be:


I would think that if the connection is good, 10 should more than suffice.
If you don't mind the extra risk, you could save several more seconds...
But you may miss an update once in a while when your provider [or d.net] is
somewhat busy.

Daniel C. Petrak
Senior System Administrator
The FCT Group of Companies
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rodney R. Korte [mailto:rkorte at psu.edu] 
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 1:26 PM
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
Subject: RE: [RC5] Client buffer updates on DSL

On Fri, 30 Mar 2001 12:56:54 -0600, Dan Petrak wrote:

>Thank you.  At least now we know you're using a new[er] version of the 
>client as well...

dnetc v2.8010-463-CTR-00071213 for Win32 (WindowsNT 5.0).
Using email address (distributed.net ID) 'x'

>It would help even more if you could tell us if the client is even 
>ATTEMPTING to go and fetch more blocks or not.  [My apologies if your

No, it is not.

>original posting weeks ago had this information, I don't keep much of 
>the discussion groups for very long.]
>If it is not attempting to update the buffers at all, perhaps try 
>deleting all three options under [networking] and restart the client.

The client operates properly with the default parameters.  The problem is,
it wastes lots of time trying to make connections when my laptop isn't
plugged into a network.  Perhaps this is simply the best solution?

>[I'm also assuming you don't have a [triggers] section which could 
>automatically restart the client upon config changes...  I have to 
>assume this since you didn't mention that it was one of the things you 
>left out.]

No, I do not.  That would be relevant.  All sections have been represented.

I appreciate the help, but my fundamental question has yet to be answered:
Is what I want to do possible or not?  It is not even clear to me that it
is. (The documentation on *exactly* what the options do is scant.)


Rodney R. Korte
Applied Research Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
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