Hi Free Netters, I just joined this list, so if the issue has been discussed before please point me to the right location. Search of the archive did not give me the required results.
I tend to believe that information in freenet is available which I can not find reliably. While I can not prove that, the behaviour in extracting information seems to indicate it. Sometimes information drops in after repeating requests for days. I am running a permanent node with a large data- store, so I should have good prerequisites regarding rou- ting. What I found in the freenet configuration file is the entry maxHopsToLive, which seems to have a default value of 25 and is described to limit the HTL value of requests passing a node. If this limit is active it would mean that using a HTL value beyond that limit will be of no help, since most likely the majority of users do not change that default and the HTL will be limited at the first node the request hits. Is that assumption correct? I do not really understand why this value is introduced and used. There is the risk that information available can not be found, right? And I understand that circular requests are terminated anyhow, right? Please enlighten me, whether my assumptions are comple- tely wrong, whether they are right but default is enough to search a whole universe full of freenet nodes or whe- ther the default should be changed. Are there other means to increase the probability to find information in freenet? Best regards, Thomas _______________________________________________ support mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://hawk.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support