[Spread-users] Starting trouble

Ryan Caudy caudy at jhu.edu
Fri Oct 10 20:55:32 EDT 2003

You're trying to broadcast on the broadcast address for localhost 
(  Use 128.yy.xx.255 (or whatever the correct broadcast 
address for your LAN is), or a multicast address, instead.  Spread is 
certainly not configured to work with only 2 users.


Vijay Kumar wrote:
> Hi,
>  We are trying to use spread to create a fault tolerant virtual stock 
> exchange system, but looks like we hit the road block pretty early.  We 
> donwload the 3.17.1 binary version and tried running it on a LAN.  The 
> platform was WinXP.  Shown below is the part of the config file which we 
> used.
> Spread_Segment {
>     user1        128.yy.xx.201
>     user2        128.yy.xx.39
>     user3        128.yy.xx.106
> }
>  We ran the spread deamon on all 3 machines with the same config file 
> and then ran 'sptuser.exe' to test the initial setup by sending messages 
> to each other.  The system works as long as there are 2 users, but stops 
> working when the third user joins.  In short nobody is able to receive 
> any message.
>  Are we missing something here?  Is spread configured to run only with 2 
> users?
> thanks,
> Vijay Kumar.
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Ryan W. Caudy
Center for Networking and Distributed Systems
Department of Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University

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