On Sat, Mar 27, 2004 at 02:10:21PM -0600, S wrote: > On Sat, 27 Mar 2004 14:13:09 -0500 > Nick Tarleton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > I know. Perhaps I should clarify: it begins to download as soon as I run > > start-freenet.sh, and keeps going for a while, even before I access > > fproxy/run any clients. This is something of a problem, as I use dial-up. > > I've heard of prefetching the start-page links; if this is it, can it be > > turned off? I see no related option in freenet.conf. > > When you start Freenet, it immediately tries to connect to as many nodes > as possible, from the pool of nodes that it knows about. If what you're > seeing is a bandwidth spike that goes away after a couple of minutes, > it's probably connections being opened. I imagine that handshaking with > 50+ nodes could use up all of your bandwidth for awhile. > > It could certainly be something else, though. Check out the Environment > page from the web interface, go to "Pooled Thread Consumers" and you can > see what the threads are doing. (Caveat: by loading the main web > interface page, you're initiating requests for the activelink images of > the index pages. To avoid this, bookmark the Environment page and go > straight there as soon as the node starts.) > > With the default settings, Freenet will pretty much saturate a dialup > link when you're actively using it, and it will eat bandwidth even when > you aren't using it. If you haven't done so already, you might want to > tweak the input and output bytes values in the config file. > > Another suggestion is to make sure that the line > > transient=true > > is present in the config file, with no % in front of it. Transient nodes > do not have any requests routed to them, which cuts down on bandwidth > usage. As I understand it, there is an anonymity tradeoff here if > someone is monitoring your requests and knows that your node is > transient (your node isn't routing other peoples' requests, so all > requests leaving your node are your own).
Well, it's not hard to find out that a node is transient... especially as its included in the noderef. But even if we didn't you'd just have to query it a few times, it would always reject. However on unstable with bidi conns, transient just means don't forward my noderef. > > -s -- Matthew J Toseland - [EMAIL PROTECTED] Freenet Project Official Codemonkey - http://freenetproject.org/ ICTHUS - Nothing is impossible. Our Boss says so.
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