400 connections? I hardly ever saw more than 100.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 09:09:59AM -0400, urza9814 at gmail.com wrote:
> With 0.5's opennet you don't have to exchange node references. At all.
> Your node does it for you. And you'll usually have around 400
> connections with the default settings. And 0.5 has more content and
> probably more users, though I'm not sure on that one.
> On 8/23/06, diddler4u at hotmail.com <diddler4u at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >I'm new to Freenet and have been watching the discussion about version 0.5
> >vs 0.7. I'm not sure what is meant when the 0.5 advocates talk about
> >OpenNet, so could someone enlighten me? I went to the Freenet site hoping 
> >to
> >find information related to 0.5, even in the WIKI, but it now only contains
> >information about 0.7.
> >
> >I have dedicate an unmonitored Windows XP Pro machine and 1/3 of my
> >bandwidth to Freenet. I downloaded and installed 0.7, a no brainer, and got
> >it running, but had no nodes to connect to. I had to know another Freenet
> >user, preferably someone I knew and trusted, and manually establish a
> >connection to them, and they in turn had to have established a connection 
> >to
> >someone else. Since I know absolutely no other person who is running 
> >Freenet
> >I had to learn how to use IRC Chat so I could ask someone if I could 
> >connect
> >to them. These connections are my sole points of contact to Freenet. I have
> >no idea how 0.5 handles finding nodes. I don't know who these people are.
> >For all I know they could be individuals living on the other side of town,
> >the country, or the world and they could just as easily be members of MI5,
> >FBI, CIA, or any number of other organizations who monitor and track
> >messages on the internet. I do know their IP address, and they know mine. I
> >tried to find some people who run 24/7 since having a PC dedicated to 
> >Freent
> >fulltime, without having someone who is also on 24/7 is not worth much.
> >
> >I have 7 people who have exchanged node information with me. Of the 7 
> >nodes,
> >none are currently connected to me, and if I understand the information, 
> >the
> >last to go offline did so more than 14 hours ago. I can wait to see if they
> >come back online, or I can go back into the IRC chat and try to find new
> >nodes. I absolutely hate having to spend time in IRC chat trying to get
> >people to exchange connection information with me. I have better things to
> >spend my time on, and if Freenet wants my machine and bandwidth it's going
> >to have to make sure it stays connected.
> >
> >Freenet should have me put in a single node, any node, even one found on 
> >IRC
> >chat, and spider the rest of Freenet establishing and making new connection
> >to ensure it stays connected, or it should do something else to
> >automatically establish connections. At any rate, once that connection is
> >made, Freenet should randomly move my connections throughout the Freenet. I
> >should never have hard and firm connections. By 'floating' my connections
> >throughout Freenet it can honestly be said I don't know who I'm connected 
> >to
> >and am simply a node in a collective whole.
> >
> >I'm going to continue to watch the forum and see how things progress. I'll
> >leave my current 0.7 Freenet installed and over the coming weeks decide
> >whether to continue, remove and install 0.5, or just shut down completely.
> >
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