Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #3507, comment 2


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Aug 31, 2010, 10:24:29 PM (11 years ago)
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  • Ticket #3507, comment 2

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    1818I so far have not found a way to handle this at the OS level...maybe I'll configure apache to rewrite these requests to the Transmission site, so folks can see what I mean (just kidding)...and it is my strong opinion that everyone will benefit from making Transmission a better, more bullet-proof piece of software if this flaw is addressed. Although Transmission doesn't cause this easily replicated, well-documented, and easy to address problem, it unnecessarily exacerbates it in an extreme way for at least some users.
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    20 The bottom line is that every client installation of Transmission is originating millions of requests that it knows will never receive a successful response. The fact that some of these installations may not be running a webserver I would say is irrelevant. If nothing else, T might perform a little better overall if this was fixed - it's doing unnecessary work, and causing everyone's machines to do the same.
     20The bottom line is that every client installation of Transmission is originating millions of requests that it knows will never receive a successful response. The fact that some of these installations may not be running a webserver I would say is irrelevant. If nothing else, T might perform a little better overall if this was fixed - it's doing unnecessary work, and causing everyone's machines to do the same...not to mention the unnecessary dns lookups and network traffic created by this...
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    2222Also, a side effect of this problem is that server log files grow extremely rapidly due to the barrage of requests. This means that for example, if someone wanted to set up a seeder-only machine and put it in a corner and forget about it (without working around this problem in advance), the machine would eventually blow itself up by running out of disk space - even without downloading a single new torrent. This seems problematic to me - because it means that Transmission - completely on it's own - is capable of bringing a computer to its knees under fairly normal circumstances if left running long enough. I can't say that about anything else I have running on my computer. Can you?