[Mono-list] Re: BITS with Mono?

Ympostor Ympostor at clix.pt
Sun May 7 13:15:13 EDT 2006

Zac Bowling escribió:
> I seen one in Java that monitored network activity with a JNI wrapper
> for a bittorent client. It would involve looking up and querying your
> network interfaces which would be different most certainly from platform
> to platform, and writing one that way.
> However that implementation is only good for one client. The thing with
> BITS is that it's a single process queuing service, so if multiple
> clients want to use it, they can all get a fraction of the idle
> bandwidth to pool together. However, the idea is totally possible and I
> would love to see an implementation written. It would take a few native
> hooks for each platform and some skill to make a shared daemon that all
> the client processes queue up with over some type of IPC. Not a
> difficult concept at all, just nobody has done it yet :-)
> Some things to think about:
> * error control (what if the bandwidth picks up again, do you drop the
> connection? how do you let the client lib handle that?)
> * should be like a socket proxy or just purely handle http? (are you
> going to proxy any type of socket for the client, or are you going to
> support purely an http implementation? both have trade offs and
> considerations.. things like FTP and HTTP can be restarted mid stream
> with some servers so you can pick up where you left off. You could even
> go the route of writing a transaction like wrapper and handling only
> request queue messages)
> * security (pretty simple if done correctly, but you don't want to make
> it an open proxy like the first BITS version basically was in Windows
> 2000)
> Hope that helps (and maybe inspires) :-)

Thanks for all your ideas, they clarify a lot.

I will let you know if I get any advance in this subject.



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