[Spread-users] Spread newbie

pedro pinto pedro.e.pinto at gmail.com
Tue May 10 09:47:56 EDT 2005

Hi there,

I am looking into the possibility of using Spread to deliver up to 20 Mbps 
to around 10 hosts on a LAN running Windows 2000. I have several questions 

1) The environment where spread would be running is somewhat dynamic. I 
expect the 10 hosts above will come and go once or twice a day, as well as 
experience sometimes very high load. Is there any impact to overall message 
delivery performance when hosts become available/unavailable/highly loaded? 
Also is there any way to add new hosts to a spread network without rebooting 
every spread daemon? 

2) The messages I want to deliver will on occasion exceed 100Kb. Will I have 
to split them up?

Additionally, I am having some trouble running spread on my development 

1) Performance is dreadful. Flooder reports 2.48 Mbps on a 100Mbs Lan. Of 
course this must be a configuration problem. This is how my
spread.conflooks like:

Spread_Segment <> {
my_host1 <>
my_host2 <>

2) stpmonitor does not work. It exists immediately with:

Conf_init: using file: spread.conf
Conf_init: could not get my ip address (my name is x☺5)
Exit caused by Alarm(EXIT)

Thank you in advance for any insights,
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