[chuck-users] hanging server client & mA?
dtrueman at Princeton.EDU
Sat Oct 31 13:27:50 EDT 2009
sorry, just reread your email, and your reference to open networks...
yes you are probably right.
On Oct 31, 2009, at 1:24 PM, Daniel Trueman wrote:
> PLOrk virtually always works on a closed LAN, not connected to the
> outside world.
> On Oct 31, 2009, at 1:22 PM, Kassen wrote:
>> "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.
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