[chuck-users] hanging server client & mA?

Daniel Trueman dtrueman at Princeton.EDU
Sat Oct 31 13:24:42 EDT 2009

PLOrk virtually always works on a closed LAN, not connected to the  
outside world.


On Oct 31, 2009, at 1:22 PM, Kassen wrote:

> Dan;
> "Allow all incoming connections," which shouldn't be a security  
> issue if you are running a LAN, and probably not much to worry about  
> regardless (mine are all always set that way).
> I really wouldn't do that on a open network. Of course the chances  
> of you personally being targeted by something malicious are quite  
> low but the consequences could be devastating, think not just of  
> what could be downloaded (creditcard numbers, etc) but also of the  
> kind of thing that could be planted on your computer. A thing like  
> that could easily devastate your life, even if you could demonstrate  
> you were unaware of it. I'd instead white-list all relevant peers  
> like -say- all of plork. That should significantly reduce the risks  
> while preserving most of the convenience.
> Back on topic; David, these stuck computers, does Chuck take  
> excessive amounts of cpu on them while they are stuck? If relatively  
> little cpu is used it's probably stuck waiting for some event, if a  
> lot is used it'll be something else.
> Yours,
> Kas.
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