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Re: fx-discuss: IF/FX mailing lists and first impressions

Author: Ken Kittlitz
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Date: Tue Jul 23, 1996 03:24 pm
Dave Steele
Ken Kittlitz

At 04:31 PM 7/23/96 -0400, you wrote:

>My point is that it is dog slow, even though there is nothing in the
>database. I can cut a lot of slack for working out kinks in the system, but
>one thing I expect at this stage of the game is speed.

I appreciate you point, but OTOH what do you expect for free? If you'd like
to help subsidize faster hardware or more bandwidth, please contact us.

>I'd have to disagree with that, at least so far. It doesn't show signs of
>being able to scale up to the traffic that ARC handles. Upgrading to an
>Indy may give orders-of-magnitude improvement, but it will need to handle
>orders-of-magnitude higher traffic.

I'm intimately familiar with the new code, and know a fair amount about the
ARC stuff (though Sean is the expert), and can safely say that the FXTP
server will scale up much better than the ARC server did. The webfaces are
another matter -- we might make those public domain and encourage people to
modify them; things like Java applets could help decrease the current traffic.

A lot of the performance problems stem from the platform it's running on: a
linux P90 with 16 Mb. We've just added another 32 Meg and performance seems
quite a bit better.

>Speaking of which, here is the help as reported by the mail face:

The server was down for bug fixes. Seems to be working now.


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