[ct-user] Let's talk about CT networking

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg@contesting.com
8 Nov 2001 17:07:27 -0800

K1MK wrote:

BTW, there's no database to restore; if there are network outages during the 
contest then after the contest you'll need to run MERGE to create the 
final log from the logs stored on each node. 

YO3FWC wrote:

*** This is not a good idea. 

N2MG says:

This is your only choice.  When computer A logs a callsign, and computer B is off the network (for whatever reason) computer B doesn't get the QSO.  That's the way CT's network operates.  There's no resynchronization of the logs...there's no "server" that maintains a master log (anyway, if there were a server, it too would be subject to the same disconnections and missing QSOs).  Multi's with network trouble (or PC crashing/RFI problems) regularly have to merge logs at the end.

73 Mike N2MG

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