Freenet 0.7 build 1009 is now available. Please upgrade. Please test, and report bugs. This build is an experiment in load limiting. It will in the short term yield a significant advantage to nodes running it; what we want to determine is whether this is sustainable once the build becomes mandatory on december 31.
Technical details: We have an AIMD window, this represents the number of requests that can be in flight at once of any type. It is increase additively (Additive Increase) when a request completes without timing out or reporting an overload, and decreased multiplicatively (MD) when a request times out. We divide the round trip time (average time it takes to complete a request) by the window, to get the interval between sending requests. This is based on TCP/IP. What this build does is it multiplies the window from above by the number of connected, routable peers. This is on the basis that TCP assumes a single connection - a single channel from one host to another host - whereas freenet is dealing with requests which go all over the network; it seemed to be worth trying, especially as there seems to be serious underload on the network at present. So lets see how it goes! -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 189 bytes Desc: Digital signature URL: <https://emu.freenetproject.org/pipermail/support/attachments/20061223/dafd6004/attachment.pgp>