server whitelist

Valentin Chopov valentin@valcho.net
Fri Feb 14 18:30:27 UTC 2003


So, starting dccm with "-g not-ALL" should ignore server whitelists...

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003, Vernon Schryver wrote:

> > From: Valentin Chopov <valentin@valcho.net>
>
> > do you think it will be save to remove all entries from the server
> > whitelist (inncludes too) and use  whiteclnt only for whitelists
> > management.
>
> The maximum size of the client white-list hash table is tiny compared
> to the server databases.  A few 10,000 more or fewer checksums in the
> server database don't matter.
>
> However, if your DCC clients might use more than one DCC server,
> perhaps because they fall back to the public server, then for consistency
> you want your client whitelist to be a superset of the whitelists of
> all of those servers.  It would be a bad thing for messages to be
> seemingly randomly whitelisted depending on which DCC server happens
> to be fastest at a given moment.
>
> As you know, the DCC client code regularly pokes all of the DCC servers
> listed in the /var/dcc/map file and uses the one that is currently
> nearest/fastest/work (subject to the "RTT +/-" adjustments in the map file).
>
>
> Vernon Schryver    vjs@rhyolite.com
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