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Re: Not stopping daemons, where are we?



On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 02:27:44AM +0200, Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <20080701223517.GB2670@dario.dodds.net> you wrote:
> >> I mean the pending-write case is the most obvious. But what about resolver
> >> caches, VPNs and the like?

> > What kind of data loss do you expect to arise from shutting down a VPN
> > client without giving it time to save state?

> I dont expect any data loss - hopefully protocols are not that
> optimistic/broken. But with unclean shutdown you can affect external parties
> with unexected errors. Like resolver problems, user not found and similiar
> problems.

Please explain why these third parties are doing something so braindead as
to rely on the VPN connection only ever disappearing gracefully.

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