To be a member of our RC5 team you DON'T need a cable connection! Any dial-up will do! Also you don't have to be connected to the Internet all the time!
This it how it works with dial-up connections:
-You install the client
-You connect to the Internet
-You fetch eg. 4000 blocks
-Your cow is still at work with the 4000 blocks!
Whenever you're connected to the internet again, just fetch and flush work again (this can be done automatically), and your cow gets new blocks in the buffer. This is just a matter of minutes/seconds.
How to get some blocks in your buffer??
Click right in the client and choose Configure. Then type 2) Buffer and Buffer Update Options. Then choose 13) Fetch work threshold and set it to New Setting --> RC5=4000,OGR=0. After you have done this 0) Return to main menu and 0) Save settings and exit.
To get your blocks right click in the client again and do Update buffer (fetch and flush)... You see this:
[Apr 04 20:50:28 UTC] Retrieved RC5 work unit 4000 of 4000 (100.00% transfe ...
[Apr 04 20:50:28 UTC] Output buffers are empty. No flush required.
Great! 4000 blocks are in your buff-in now! But it doesn't flush automatically yet! To do this: 2) Buffer and Buffer Update Options --> 10) Additional buffer-level checking ==> 0 (none) --> Choose: 3) both 1) and 2). (implied if 'Dialup detection options' are enabled). It now checks if there is always work available and if all work is kept flushed.
Tip for casema users (and other users who have a bad cable connection.. ): it's always nice to have some blocks in your buffer for if the cable is down again and you can't get any blocks )
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