|distributed.net Faq-O-Matic : the Personal Proxy software : How many blocks should the proxy hold?|
|Generally, you should configure your proxy to hold at least a minimum number of blocks necessary to last your clients for 24 hours, and at most 7 days. This of course means that the actual number of blocks you should configure will depend upon how many and how fast your clients are.
After you set up your proxy and have allowed it to run for a couple of days, you should have a good idea of your overall average keyrate (and number of completed blocks) by simply observing the average keyrate reported by the proxy itself in its console output.
|I have a fairly reliable net connection(dedicated) so I guess I don't really need a per proxy, but I want to feel cool so I use one anyway. I store 100 blocks on my proxy, which is used 6 times over a day by my machines. I've had no problems so far, but this defeats the purpose of a proxy. Point is, you can use as many or as few blocks as you need. You need to tailor your personal proxy to your needs. If you have a reliable net connection for all machines, consider not using a perproxy. If it internet only works on one machine, then 100 blocks should be sufficent, the proxy will connect every several minutes (you can set this) and retrive new blocks if it needs them. If you have an unreliable connection, then I would store abotu 250 blocks per client on the perproxy. I believe trial and error is the best method, test different solutions to see which one works best for you, on your network.
|My proxy (stats at http://www.dsmarty.com) serves 110 people, they use about 33K per dag, I always have a minimum of 25K available, and a maximum of 50K.
These settings run fine with me!
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