[RC5] Checkpoint file

TimO hairballmt at mcn.net
Thu Oct 25 08:48:01 EDT 2001


"Malte S. Stretz" wrote:
> 
> Moin Dennis,
> 
> you don't need 138+ ini files. 2 Are enough. You need one "master"
> dnetc which feeds all the others.
> <master-ini>
> [parameters]
> id=plasmahh at gmx.net
> 
> [buffers]
> buffer-file-basename=~/dnetc/.master/buff-in
> output-file-basename=~/dnetc/.master/buff-out
> checkpoint-filename=~/dnetc/.master/buff.cp
> allow-update-from-altbuffer=no
> </master-ini>
> Fire the master up with `~/bin/dnetc -ini ~/dnetc/master.ini`.
> 
> All the "client" dnetcs have the following:
> <client-ini>
> [parameters]
> id=plasmahh at gmx.net
> 
> [buffers]
> buffer-file-basename=~/dnetc/.clients/buff-in
> output-file-basename=~/dnetc/.clients/buff-out
> allow-update-from-altbuffer=yes
> alternate-buffer-directory=~/dnetc/.master/
> 
> [networking]
> disabled=yes
> </client-ini>
> Every client goes with the following command line (make it a shell
> script):
> `test -e ~/dnetc/$HOSTNAME || mkdir -p ~/dnetc/$HOSTNAME; ~/bin/dnetc\
> -ini ~/dnetc/client.ini -inbase ~/dnetc/$HOSTNAME/buff-in -outbase\
> ~/dnetc/$HOSTNAME/buff-out -ckpoint ~/dnetc/$HOSTNAME/buff.cp`
> That way you've got your own buffers + checkpoints for every client.
> 
> Hope this works as I thought it does. Have to leave to work now...
> Baahh! It's f***ing late again...
> 
> HTH
> Malte

Nice, except having 138 checkpoint files is going to give him the
local network glut that he's trying to avoid.

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