|Pliant announce forum
Pliant release 53
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|Message posted by maybe firstname.lastname@example.org on 2000/12/28 21:00:27
|I've uploaded Pliant release 53 on helio.pliant.cx
This is a really great one for crossing the millenium since it's
the first feature complete one:
. dynamic compiler
. datatabase engine
. HTTP server
. FTP server
. SMTP server
. POP3 server
. web mail
. DNS server
. strong crypto proxy
. remote web configuration tool
. FullPliant distribution (Pliant directly on top of Linux kernel
with no extra glue code inherited from Unix)
This is also a big news for the free softwares community since it's the
first complete system that can run with only GPLed softwares, but with
no GNU software.
Now I'll start studying the sumbitted patches.
Nb: if you downloaded release 53 before I posted this announce, then
you should restart since I have included a few last minute bug fixes.
|Message posted by maybe Patrice Ossona de Mendez on 2000/12/29 05:06:07
|Please add a link from pliant.cx to helio.pliant.cx
Question: do you really have 20000 hits a day as show on server status ?
|Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2000/12/29 14:20:23
|> Please add a link from pliant.cx to helio.pliant.cx
I still need the server at the CAMS because the new mail system is still
in test mode. When it will be fully tested, I'll switch pliant.cx (currently
same as pliant.cams.ehess.fr) to FullPliant and rename it as cams.pliant.cx,
then I'll assign pliant.cx to helio.pliant.cx, and the these two
machines will be the DNS servers for pliant.cx domain whereas the DNS for
this domain is currently handled by two computers running Debian and Redhat
Also I will probably make these changes in one or two monthes because then
I will have a 256 Kbps link instead of the current 64 Kbps connection at
You don't need to worry about search engines that discover helio.pliant.cx
and get pointers there because it will be available forever.
> Question: do you really have 20000 hits a day as show on server status ?
Yes, because of search engines that get crazy when trying to scan file:/proc/
on the FullPliant server. I will probably forbid to browse file:/proc/
Also the release 53 HTTP server contains an anti overflow system that
prevents too many connections to be opened at once leading to an out of
ressources crash on previous releases.
It's implemented in /pliant/language/schedule/resourcesem.pli and used
in /pliant/protocol/common/tcp_server.pli and the default number of
TCP connections allowed at once is one per MB (bounded to 64 and 1024).
|Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2000/12/29 17:55:21
|I have added a few more improvements in the patching mechanism for better
tracking the status of each patch.
All patches with 'Ready to apply' status will be included in next release.
I've also posted about helio.pliant.cx on http://advogato.org/
We'll see ...