Hello, first of all, I would like to say thank you very much for this build. I started off on 2.2f and it worked great but the templates available were kinda drab. So I found 2.3 build 279. Great templates (RAWR) and I was able to modify the template with some JPGs just to customize it for what I need. Anyway, I am in Afghanistan and running media server for the troops. I have ~8TB of media. There are approximately 500 users on the LAN but only 100 have logged into my server. I have been up for about 3 weeks now and I have already had 3387 downloads and 300,000 hits. Let's just say its busy. Now the problem, I will try and be as specific as possible instead of saying "It doesn't work". I have a pretty good system too. Dell Precision 690 with ; Dual Quad-core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors with 1333MHz front side bus and 2 x 4MB shared cache, 20GB RAM, Nvida Quatro FX 4600 graphics card running Windows 7 Ultimate.
At least once a day, my system stops responding totally. Meaning, that my mouse doesnt respond, keyboard, CTRL ALT DELETE, ESC, nothing. The time is even froze on the screen. I have to remove power from the tower in order to get the computer to restart. On the HFS I have had to do some tweeking to keep this from happening too much. I have the LAN speed throttled down to 7000KB/s (~56Mbps) even though I am on a 100Mbps LAN. There is internet traffic going across and I just want to make sure that users downloading from my server will not affect the internet users. HFS never gets through the gateway to the internet and that is what I actually want. Just to host on the LAN. So the scenario goes like this: Ok...I get multiple connections say...4. Each are downloading a file ~1gb. Every thing is great. Now along comes a couple more users say 6-7 in all and then after a short time, my PC will freeze like mentioned above. I also run on a separate laptop a continuous ping to the gateway "router" ( I did the " " because their router really is a Dell Linux box running some software to do DHCP/Routing/and Billing. Totally insufficient to handle 500+ users.. but I digress...) I run the ping to kinda get a feel for what the network is doing. When the server freezes, the network pings stop and everyone on the LAN is down because of some unknown traffic issue coming from my server. I restart the PC and then run HFS again until the next time it does it under load. I was just wondering if there is a tweak I can do to handle multiple users or if there is a specific limit (or recommended) of users? Oh..I did limit the max simultaneous downloads to 10, Max simultaneous downloads from a single address to 2, and Max simultaneous addresses downloading to 10. Just trying to keep one user from hogging everything up.
Since I have throttled it down to 7000KBps, limited the users and their downloads, the server seems to like it a lot better. It did freeze again today for no apparent reason. There was only one user on downloading one 1GB file. Any ideas, suggestions?
Thank you again and I know I am using the hell out of this but I just wanted you to know that all the soldiers here are LOVING that I have done this for them and actually you all should get the credit. The search function and Shout Box really set this apart and I love it.
Oh..if you guys have a suggestion for a version that is super stable with numerous connections/downloads and cool templates, please let me know. I have no problem moving to a more stable platform even though I love this one
Reloaded Windows 7 and didn't install all the crazy programs like I had on there before. Now my computer does not freeze. I do however have a memory leak described in "out of memory" thread.