On Sun, Jul 11, 2004 at 07:20:23PM +0000, Wayne McDougall wrote:
> Stephen P. Schaefer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > I started a freenet node four days ago, using the default freenet.conf 
> > settings, adjusted for being behind a firewall.  A couple days later I 
> > increased the storage to 1G, which required restarting fred.  A couple 
> > days after that I increased the storage to 30G, again restarting fred. 
> > I'm using the latest stable with Sun JDK 1.4.1 on RH8.0 and an approx. 
> > 200Mbitps cable modem.
> I *think* that freenet.conf is set by default to assume as 256Kbits connection
> (based on a rule of thumb of setting limits to half bandwidth capacity).
> You would want to adjust:
> inputBandwidthLimit=12500000
> and
> outputBandwidthLimit=12500000

LOL. There is no way he has a 200 megabit cable modem. Such things don't
> Those suggested values are in bytes. You may want to adjust, but the default
> values would be too low.
> I'm no expert, but I'd strongly urge you to consider the 1.4.2 Java release:
> http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html

Get 1.4.2-05 if you do. 04 had some serious problems..
> > It's working, kindof.  netstat -t -a shows lots of incoming connections 
> > to the public port.  
> What does FRED have to say for itself?
> Have you got active transmitting inbound and outbound connections?
> > I'm disappointed that the latency on more that half 
> > my retrievals has been in hours; some requests are going into their 
> > second day.  I've had one retrieval succeed after 16 hours.  Someone 
> [SNIP]
> > Data Not found
> > 
> > Is this what I should expect?  Will it get better over time as I become 
> > better connected?  
> No it's not what you should expect, and yes it will get better.
> My personal experience (counts for very little) is that it took 9 days to
> become better connected - then suddenyl everything started working
> beautifully. You may do better than that with better bandwidth and the
> improved Freenet versions. But I'd wait at least that long to see how good
> things might be.

NINE DAYS?! Yikes.
> > I'm seeing no inordinate load on my machine (Linux); 
> > top says the CPU stays between 80 and 90% idle.  After two days, only 2G 
> > of the 30G I most recently allocated has been consumed.
> Only 2 Gb would be filled over two days at the default bandwidth rate of 
> 12 000 (versus my suggestion of 12 500 000)!
Matthew J Toseland - [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Freenet Project Official Codemonkey - http://freenetproject.org/
ICTHUS - Nothing is impossible. Our Boss says so.

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