Delay before sending a new ElectionRequest after winning an
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Fri Nov 26 06:49:40 GMT 1999
At 09:03 AM 11/28/99 +1100, I wrote:
>different Microsoft documentation gives different values for the period
>that a browser should wait after winning an election before sending out a
>new ElectionRequest browser request.
>One source, browdiff.txt, lists:
> DMB/LMB waits for 100mS
> Backup waits for between 200 and 600mS, chosen randomly
> Others wait for between 800 and 3,000 mS, chosen randomly.
Well, I found that the MS Windows NT Server 4.0 Resource Kit agrees with
the above numbers.
>Another source (Windows NT Networking Guide) says:
> DMB/LMB 200mS
> Backup 400mS
> Others 800mS
Interestingly, however, browdiff.txt refers to Election Version as one of
the decision points, but the Windows NT Networking Guide and the Window NT
4.0 Resource Kit both refer to Election Criteria, which includes the
Why can't Microsoft get it right :-(
>What is the truth?
>Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
>Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
>Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
>Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course
Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member, www.samba.org), Ethereal (Team member, www.zing.org)
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course
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