Jens Breuer wrote:
I am curious whether there is an commandline option which could
instruct udp-receiver to exit after a certain amount of time without
any udp-sender activity or generally when the transfer process doesn't
At least I could not find anything in the documents.
We use udpcast together with PXE-boot and sometimes some machines are
simply not responding to the sender (why is yet unclear). After
manually restarting the machines it is usually the case that the
machines to be imaged are responding again and everything is well.
Unfortunately it could be the case that there are machines to be
imaged which are placed in locked rooms and so it is impossible to
restart them manually.
The new 20070129 version of udp-receiver now has a --start-timeout
option, which allows to specify a timeout, in seconds within which the
sender must send a rendez-vous packet, and then the first data packet.
If no rdv packet has been received with n seconds of starting
udp-receiver (or if the transmission hasn't started within n seconds of
sending the rdv packet), then the receiver aborts.
Once the transmission has started, the receiver continues, even if the
server becomes slow afterwards.