[Spread-users] Are all group messages sent to all servers?

John Lane Schultz jschultz at spreadconcepts.com
Fri Sep 14 12:20:26 EDT 2007

I believe that all messages, including ones to private groups, go to all
daemons right now.  There has been talk of optimizing this behavior to
only send meta-messages to all daemons and send the actual messages
only to those daemons that need them, but this work has not yet been


John Lane Schultz
Spread Concepts LLC
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Thursday, September 13, 2007, 5:40:10 PM, you wrote:

> My apologies if this has been answered before.
> My quick re-read of the user manual chapter 1
> didn't reveal the answer.

> My  recollection from long ago was that
> messages to a group would only go to
> those servers that have clients joined to
> that group.  Someone made a comment
> in the last few months that prompted me
> to check that. 

> Is spread clever about which messages
> are sent to servers on different segments
> such that they are sent only if that server
> has more than 0 members of that group?

> Presumably the special case of a message to
> a private group is optimized this way, yes?

> Thanks - Jim

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