[Dxspider-support] MixW

Lee Sawkins ve7cc at shaw.ca
Wed Jan 9 19:50:13 GMT 2008

Hi Klaus

The automatic lockout is a feature of the winsock.exe program described
at http://bcdxc.org/ve7cc/special/winsock.htm

This is a Windows program.  If running Windows you have a limitation of
60 users or so per Spider instance.

This program is in use by both Dx Spider and AR Cluster nodes.  CC
Cluster uses a slightly different version.

Any cluster running this program can be identified as it sends the
following to all users:
"QRX ...  # xx in line"
The xx decrements as other users log in.


Klaus Heintzenberg wrote:
> Hi Lee,
> meanwhile using 'wireshark' I located the originating IP and traced that back
> to a DK1-call, a regular user.
> Unfortunately this guy has no known e-mail address, an unlisted phone number and
> does not read cluster mails...
> Anyway is there any means to do this automatic lockout of bothering IPs
> also with DXSPIDER as you describe on your WEB Page?
> 73, Klaus
> >MixW can and does cause a huge amount of trouble for Cluster sysops.
> >Improper setting of parameters in MixW causes this problem.
> >Sysops see the following as a user callsign "GET /DXS//HFDX25.HTML?
> >HTTP/1.1". This repeats for hours on end.
> >Nodes running my winsock.exe program do not have this problem as it
> >automatically locks out any IP that does this.

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