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Jul 2017
Starmute
@Starmute
Jul 10 2017 16:25
Are there any plans to add a way to kick clients from a server? I've had occasional issues with malfunctioning clients and it would be beneficial to have a way to remove them.
Krzysztof Marczak
@buddhi1980
Jul 10 2017 18:05
@Starmute there is no cross-platform solution to do this. Clents can run on Linux, Windows or OSX. Every system has different firewalls, user autentification, remote control capabilities. But depending on OS which you use, you can use ssh, rdp, vnc or any other remote connection to control running clients.
Starmute
@Starmute
Jul 10 2017 18:07
Wouldn't it be possible to just stop the connection with the client computer? Apologies if I'm misunderstanding.
Krzysztof Marczak
@buddhi1980
Jul 10 2017 18:08
Maybe another question. What you exactly mean by "malfunctioning"? Not responding client?
Starmute
@Starmute
Jul 10 2017 18:11
Sometimes I have had mandelbulber crash on the client, and on the server the client just stays at 'ready' or 'working' at 0 lines, possibly wasting bandwidth. These clients are sometimes pretty far away so directly accessing it is sometimes impossible.
Krzysztof Marczak
@buddhi1980
Jul 10 2017 18:14
So this that cases client cannot respond to server. Clients won't be able to react on lost connection and won't be possible to send any command to them. Even if client is far away, why you cannot use any kind of connection to do remote control?
From server side it's difficult to find if client is not responding at all. There could be difficult to develop any rule. If rendering is very slow, then it can take many minutes until client will respond.
By the way, if client is malfunctioning it uses only very limited bandwidth.
Krzysztof Marczak
@buddhi1980
Jul 10 2017 18:19
But I will try to re-think this issue to find any reasonable solution for this issue.
Starmute
@Starmute
Jul 10 2017 18:33
I'm asking for a manual way - like a "kick" button next to a client that removes it from the server. Would that be possible?
Krzysztof Marczak
@buddhi1980
Jul 10 2017 18:34
This would be possible. This will just close connection, but client will continue running.
Starmute
@Starmute
Jul 10 2017 18:45
Yeah that's what I mean. Great!
Starmute
@Starmute
Jul 10 2017 18:55
By the way, is an alpha macOS version available yet? I'd love to be able to assist with testing.
Krzysztof Marczak
@buddhi1980
Jul 10 2017 20:26
Not yet, but work is in progress.