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by lordadmira
2006-11-22 06:03
Forum: Other Direct Connect tools
Topic: Daylight Savings Time FAT32 Fix
Replies: 2
Views: 572

I located the original thread in the Google cache and saved it off here http://w3.goodnews.net/~wagnerc/DC++DST/time change causes dc++ 674 to rehash files.htm.
by lordadmira
2006-11-22 05:45
Forum: Other Direct Connect tools
Topic: Daylight Savings Time FAT32 Fix
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Daylight Savings Time FAT32 Fix

This is a repost of the original post that seems to have vanished. I'm reposting it for the benefit of those who have FAT32 shares on Windows 2000. When daylight savings time comes on or off, DC++ will rehash that entire drive because of the way the system presents times from said disks. For the rec...
by lordadmira
2006-07-15 20:47
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

Users that are that easily confused won't be looking around in the advanced settings in the first place. It's just another way of turning over power to the user. Concentration of power is bad. :)



LA
by lordadmira
2006-07-15 12:59
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

Yes
by lordadmira
2006-07-12 10:23
Forum: Proposals
Topic: DC is getting duplicate FileLists !!(of the same user !??)
Replies: 6
Views: 1433

I've had massive multiple downloads of my file list too. People getting it dozens of times. It's gotten so bad that when I see one of these people getting it over and over again, they go in the firewall.

LA
by lordadmira
2006-07-12 10:20
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Qn 4. Is a File Transfer Status review possible?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Qn 4. Is a File Transfer Status review possible?

Asc3nti0n wrote:I think you've all done a great job getting the IEC Binary unit prefixes out there, I think the program is looking great.

No, that was an incredibly stupid and pedantic move. "Oh I'm so much more enlightened and correct than u cuz I write kiB!" PC run amuk.


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by lordadmira
2006-07-12 10:15
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

I think he was talking about the dl-list-to-get-cid thing. Not queue automatch. I still say one connection per IP is the way to go here. Simple and can't be spoofed. For the people on IP sharing, tough. "Oh God no, I can't get my file RIGHT NOW!!" They'll get the file eventually. In exchan...
by lordadmira
2006-06-21 23:02
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

I suggested that a while back but it was poo pooed. Actually IP alone is the easiest way to fix this. Just disallow multiple connections from the same IP. People can have different nicks in different hubs. It's true that different people could share an IP but that is a really small number and the od...
by lordadmira
2006-06-21 13:24
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

That's an even more complicated solution than what I proposed. But yes, these people are keeping out other users. I'll have no free slots and some prick dl'ing off me 2 or 3 times. Even if there are other free slots it still messes up the overall network. It increases the time needed to get a file. ...
by lordadmira
2006-06-21 10:51
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

ullner wrote:Do something about what?

Something to stop people from taking up multiple slots. I can't believe u just asked that.
by lordadmira
2006-06-21 10:30
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

Ur right, I don't have information and that's why I'm beating my head against the wall here. No one's provided a reason why DC can't figure out commonality of users between hubs. This problem of people taking multiple slots has annoyed me to the point of speaking out. No one has said "it's impo...
by lordadmira
2006-06-20 21:40
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

All users are identified by CID because that is how ADC does it. This isn't ADC. There is only NMDC. Ugly indeed, but that's what we get for using NMDC. That's a specious argument. There's nothing besides NMDC so u can't offload responsibility onto those who are using it. That's like deriding Afric...
by lordadmira
2006-06-20 20:02
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

So ur saying that the CID is something my client generates and not something the remote clients push out? That seems very flaky. It's just a glorified version of nick+hubname. If a hub changes its name, wham I lost all my sources from that hub. I don't see how this way is better than the old way. Wh...
by lordadmira
2006-06-20 17:30
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

When I check my own CID in the userlist it's the same in all the hubs I'm in. Why is my CID the same and the other guy's is different. What reason is there to include a hub component in calculating the CID? Seems everything would be better if DC didn't do that.

LA
by lordadmira
2006-06-20 08:56
Forum: Proposals
Topic: People taking multiple slots
Replies: 46
Views: 11720

People taking multiple slots

We have got to do something about people taking up multiple slots. I routinely have to close connections of people downloading two files at the same time. I even had somebody downloading three times. I got so sick of it I banned his IP on the firewall. One guy I'm fighting now is in two hubs but has...
by lordadmira
2006-06-20 08:42
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Reconnecting closed connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Reconnecting closed connections

I'm pretty sure I don't have this problem. Are you sure it's a minute? Are you sure it isn't a slow source that thinks you're still connected? I didn't time it but it's atleast 30 seconds before I can get back onto a person with open slots. When I hit Force Attempt on the demised transfer it immedi...
by lordadmira
2006-06-16 10:54
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Reconnecting closed connections
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Reconnecting closed connections

When I am dl'ing a file and close that connection and then immediately select that person and hit force attempt, it won't reconnect. Even if that person has free slots. It has to wait a minute. I want to do this so I can start dl'ing a higher priority file from that person. Can some provision be mad...
by lordadmira
2006-06-15 12:31
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

More like inspired.
by lordadmira
2006-06-14 23:16
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

but are kiB / MiB the same as kB / MB? They are the same. kiB and MiB came about from some government beaurocrat who was miffed that computer byte units weren't submitting to the bulldozer of globalization. Hence kibbles were born so that in his own mind kB could be inline with other kilo- units. S...
by lordadmira
2006-06-13 21:27
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

Mmm. So who measures bit rates in 2^10 units? Bits are measured in 10^3 units. Bytes are measured in 2^10 units. LA P.S. I figured out how to get rid of those ridiculous kibbles and bits units. Just take the language file and change all the occurances of kibbles and mibbles etc to kB and MB. Then lo...
by lordadmira
2006-06-13 15:33
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

What's "Kib/s"?
by lordadmira
2006-06-12 05:18
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

Nobody online had the file. And I never found the original guy again for a year. It was awesome. :)
by lordadmira
2006-06-11 08:29
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

So that's nothing. I waited over a year to complete a file.

LA
by lordadmira
2006-05-29 17:03
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

OK so ur talking about the situation where the upstream is so pathetic that it's screwing up ur TCP ACK's needed to get the next packet of ur download. That is truly pathetic! :D We need UDP downloads to circumvent that problem.

LA
by lordadmira
2006-05-28 15:03
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

Now that just seems really wrong to me. What are ur line specs? If uploading at 20kbps tanked my connection I would call up my ISP and complain. Either something is wrong or they are seriously messing with u. Pothead is correct, Timeslicing is done on a lower level of networks, I'm talking about the...
by lordadmira
2006-05-27 23:06
Forum: Proposals
Topic: disable/restrict use of bandwidth limiters
Replies: 37
Views: 9110

I was wondering if it would be feasable to have a option where downloaders can have the option of granting themselfes a single slot from someone for short periods of time so that all the time on DC is not in only uploading. Say like 15-30 min forced slot aquire and have a limit of say 1-3 forced gr...
by lordadmira
2006-05-21 13:27
Forum: Proposals
Topic: "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

The body background is now blank. It used to be black. Black text on blank is far better than black on black.
by lordadmira
2006-05-19 17:07
Forum: Proposals
Topic: "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

No, I have style sheets turned off. Too many people make a mockery of css and I just got sick of it. So no more css for me. Maybe u changed the theme as well, and it provided some additional HTML formatting.
by lordadmira
2006-05-19 08:36
Forum: Proposals
Topic: "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Well, somebody did something. The black background is gone and it actually looks normal for a change.
by lordadmira
2006-05-17 07:07
Forum: Proposals
Topic: "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: "It's not a bug, it's a feature!"

II) "Requester/Assign to" and "Requestee" I know I'm the Requestee, but who the hell am I going to "requestrate" to have my suggestions implemented? God? Actually ur the requester. The requestee is the person ur making the request of. The -er ending indicates the perfo...
by lordadmira
2006-05-06 16:56
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Multithreaded filehashing?
Replies: 13
Views: 3172

U know, another solution for these super large shares is an external hashing application. Sure DC can do it but it's not optimized particularily. With an external app, the user can do whatever is best for their own system. If u have 5 disks, u can fire up 5 processes. Or if ur 3 IDE channels are the...
by lordadmira
2006-04-26 23:14
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Limiting access to drives.
Replies: 9
Views: 2044

I think it would be useful to restate the problem. This is a situation where the network speed is vastly outstripping the IO bus speed. This leads to drive thrashing. So the solution is the same as the solution to every other drive thrashing problem. Serialize access to the drive. This can be accomp...
by lordadmira
2006-04-23 13:01
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Rehashing Renamed Folders, Not Good
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

I'll write a Perl script to do it in hashindex.xml.

LA
by lordadmira
2006-04-23 12:55
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Multiuser file sharing
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

Segmenting is a horrible idea. If DC++ got that then the network would just grind to a complete halt. People would have 50 transfers and every transfer would be going at 1.5 kB/s. To do segmenting somebody would have to come up with a much more sophisticated model that what current clients are using...
by lordadmira
2006-04-09 20:26
Forum: Protocol Alley
Topic: ADC inform, an idea
Replies: 14
Views: 3456

"Informative" means anything not central to the operating of the hub system. It's just things "nice to know". U don't need to know any of MyInfo or even have the complete userlist to send search requests. IP and port is all u need for client<->client searches. Having a totally se...
by lordadmira
2006-04-08 20:48
Forum: Protocol Alley
Topic: ADC inform, an idea
Replies: 14
Views: 3456

Obviously "I'm an Op" and similar privilege information has to come from the hub only. The client<->client info has to purely informative only.
by lordadmira
2006-04-08 20:41
Forum: Protocol Alley
Topic: ADC inform, an idea
Replies: 14
Views: 3456

a newly connecting user would suddenly get thousands of incoming connections at once from clients trying to get their info through. If you imagine a hub reboot situation with thousands of clients connecting in a short period, the problem multiplies. Not necessarily. The hub can throttle the rate as...
by lordadmira
2006-04-08 16:37
Forum: Protocol Alley
Topic: ADC inform, an idea
Replies: 14
Views: 3456

Ur right, the total traffic is the same but it has been rearranged for the benefit of the hub. In the current way, all the user list information flows over the hub's inet pipe to the new client. This way, only the inform request goes over the hub's inet pipe and the full load of the user list is dis...
by lordadmira
2006-04-08 14:30
Forum: Protocol Alley
Topic: ADC inform, an idea
Replies: 14
Views: 3456

ADC inform, an idea

I had an idea about easing the hub load on new connections with ADC. Right now the hub sends the entire user list with all their information to the newly connecting client, right. A way to cut down the hub traffic is to have the hub instead inform the existing clients about the newly connected clien...
by lordadmira
2006-01-28 19:11
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Why segmented downloads are a horrible idea
Replies: 16
Views: 3940

Why segmented downloads are a horrible idea

Below is a chat log in which I explain why segmented downloads are a horrible idea. (I am bob) [02:25] <[VIP]Zaszâ„¢> segmented downloads [02:25] <[VIP]Jamgoggâ„¢> so you can download what other are downloading even if their download hasn't finished [02:26] <[VIP]Zaszâ„¢> basically means, dl a file ...
by lordadmira
2006-01-06 19:39
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Mp4 files [video]
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Obviously. :roll:
by lordadmira
2006-01-06 13:36
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Mp4 files [video]
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

For all practical purposes yes, adding .mp4 to the video list would be no CPU hit. This isn't adding a "feature" it's just adding a list entry to some data structure. I bet u wouldn't even be able to measure the additional usage. Unless DC is using some horribly inefficient matching algori...
by lordadmira
2006-01-06 08:50
Forum: Proposals
Topic: Mp4 files [video]
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Huh? Adding .mp4 to the video type would be no CPU hit at all. This is something that really should be done. .mp4 is the official container format for MPEG-4 video and should become more important in the future as HD formats take over. All those DVD players that are playing avi files should be playi...
by lordadmira
2006-01-05 19:28
Forum: Proposals
Topic: anti spam feature
Replies: 2
Views: 896

anti spam feature

I think DC desperately needs an anti spam feature. The spamming is is up to a flood now. The hubs aren't doing anything about it. Here's how it would work. The spammer sends a PM. The PM window will have some command in there to mark that message as a spam message and to never display that message a...
by lordadmira
2003-10-28 19:54
Forum: Feature Discussion (Archived)
Topic: Unicode Support
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Sheesh all it is is some escape sequences and multi byte characters. Even to a non aware client it'll just show as a little junk. Even unicode is still based around 8 bit bytes. It ain't rocket science. The only thing you have to do to the "protocol" is add a key or something so each side knows the ...