Server Sign Off = Lag

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Server Sign Off = Lag

Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Sun Nov 28, 2004 8:49 pm

Ok.
My new server runs smooth as silk.
Until...

Whenever someone signs off, a huge amount of lag dominates the server, and stays on until I restart it.
Is this the result of a bad conf file switch?
Or is it a connection problem.
Its hosted on a 750 K DSL connection.
Should be enough....
Any suggestions?

Some of the players say they've "seen that before".
I can post my conf file if needed.
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Post by RPG » Sun Nov 28, 2004 10:15 pm

I have the same problem, and you run windows, right? (the avatar...) DTRemenak told me it was a general problem with windows. oh boy, that gives me hope.
The windows server has had this problem for a very long time. I don't know why, it's an elusive problem. Best advice for now at least is to find an old computer (bzfs runs quite satisfactorily on pentium 1 machines, as long as you aren't running the word filter), install some variant of unix (e.g. linux or bsd), and run the server on that.

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Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Sun Nov 28, 2004 11:19 pm

hmm
sounds scary.
Yes im on Windows XP.
Im hosting and playing on the same computer.
And the lag boost seems to appear when I am in my BZ client. (both on same computer)
Would this have something to do with the problem?
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Post by RPG » Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:54 am

All I can say is that I have the same operating enviroment as you, and you're just reading my story with what goes wrong. I do the exact same thing.

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Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:58 am

hmmm
Very interesting.
Wonder if any other Win XP users are having this problem.
Like I said, the server is usualy fine if im not in my client.
Even observing seems to activate the problem.
BZAdmin is ok, although I cannot see whats going on in the game.
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Post by blast » Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:06 pm

There have been issues with hosting on Windows for as long as I can remember. (it actually used to be worse) Personally, it's much better to run it on a linux box.
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Post by Sir Lance-A-Lot » Mon Nov 29, 2004 4:08 pm

mmhmm.
Ok mayb i'll buy a junker sumwhere and put Linux on it.
....any ideas on where I could download the OS?
(free of course)
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Post by blast » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:32 am

I use ZipSlack (a stripped down version of Slackware) and it can host a server. I have it running on my Pentium 133MHz. The main thing you can't do on a system of this speed is profanity filters, as they eat up way too much CPU power.
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Post by Scorch » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:22 pm

I host my server on a mac and i don't (think) i have any problems with signing off but i do have an overall laggyness a lot.

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