two instances of peer.exe?

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Georg » Wed, 26 Oct 2005 22:05:36


os/2 4.50
single network card; protocols: tcp/ip, netbios over tcp/ip

PLIST (below) shows two instances of peer.exe, which seems odd.


Total CPU Pid Thr Pri Ssn Type Name
+-------------------------------------------------------
0:00:28.67 1 6 100 0 SYS VDM\
0:00:00.00 2 1 31F 0 DOS VDM\
0:00:00.49 3 1 200 0 DET C:\OS2\SMSTART.EXE
0:00:01.39 5 1 200 0 DET C:\IBMCOM\LANMSGEX.EXE
0:01:08.51 6 8 304 0 DET C:\MPTN\BIN\CNTRL.EXE
0:00:00.46 8 2 200 0 DET C:\OS2\DMISL.EXE
0:00:00.74 9 1 21F 0 DET C:\OS2\ERLOGGER.EXE
0:00:00.68 11 1 200 0 DET C:\OS2\FFST.EXE
0:00:01.64 15 3 200 0 DET C:\MPTN\BIN\DHCPCD.EXE
0:00:00.99 16 6 401 0 DET C:\IBMCOM\PROTOCOL\NBTCP.EXE
0:00:00.03 17 1 200 0 DET C:\IBMLAN\NETPROG\LSDAEMON.EXE
0:00:00.00 18 1 200 0 DET C:\IBMLAN\NETPROG\VNRMINIT.EXE
0:00:00.06 19 1 300 0 DET C:\TCPIP\BIN\VDOSCTL.EXE
0:00:16.49 20 22 200 1 SYS C:\OS2\PMSHELL.EXE
0:00:00.12 22 1 300 4080 DOS VDM\
0:00:00.00 23 3 300 0 SYS C:\OS2\SYSTEM\HARDERR.EXE
0:00:00.09 25 4 200 16 PM C:\OS2\PMSPOOL.EXE
0:00:00.99 26 1 200 17 VIO C:\OS2\CMD.EXE
0:00:10.72 27 11 200 18 PM C:\OS2\PMSHELL.EXE
0:00:00.55 29 2 200 19 PM C:\MUGLIB\MUGLRQST.EXE
0:00:00.34 30 4 300 17 DET C:\IBMLAN\SERVICES\WKSTA.EXE
0:00:00.03 31 4 31E 17 DET C:\IBMLAN\SERVICES\WKSTAHLP.EXE
0:00:00.49 32 2 200 20 PM C:\OS2\ART\ARTCHRON.EXE
0:00:00.00 34 2 200 17 DET C:\IBMLAN\SERVICES\MSRV.EXE
0:00:00.99 35 4 200 21 PM C:\IBMLAN\NETPROG\NETMSG.EXE
0:00:00.58 41 6 301 17 DET C:\IBMLAN\SERVICES\PEER.EXE
0:00:00.43 42 3 300 17 DET C:\IBMLAN\SERVICES\PEER.EXE
0:00:00.03 47 1 200 17 VIO D:\BIN\TOP\PLIST.EXE
+----------------------------------------------------------
? 0:02:15.59? 28?103p-time: 0d 0:03:38.70
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Paul Ratcl » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 01:03:34

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 13:05:36 GMT, George



It's not odd. I think it's because you have multiple network interfaces
specified in IBMLAN.INI

 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Georg » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 02:22:54

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 16:03:34 GMT, Paul Ratcliffe




How would that appear? I have only one "net1 = ..." type line.

G
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Paul Ratcl » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 05:17:07

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 17:22:54 GMT, George



In that case, I don't know as I haven't analyzed the behaviour that closely.
Whatever, it is nothing to bother about. It is normal.
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Georg » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 06:02:57

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:17:07 GMT, Paul Ratcliffe




OK, thanks. That's what I really wanted to know.

G
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by William L. » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 09:50:28

Sir:





I've always wondered about that muself. I've rationalized it to mean
that one copy of Peer is the client and the other is the server. Both
come and go as one starts or stops Peer.
--
Bill
Thanks a Million!
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Paul Ratcl » Thu, 27 Oct 2005 17:23:25

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 19:50:28 -0500, William L. Hartzell



WKSTA.EXE and WKSTAHLP.EXE are the Requester. PEER.EXE is the Peer
server.
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by William L. » Fri, 28 Oct 2005 06:22:44

Sir:



I am speaking about the roles that Peer assumes in its functioning. One
role is to answer requests (arriving from other machines) and the other
is to deliver requests (from the user to other machines). The Requester
is necessary for both to function (stating the obvious). This would be
not that much different than starting Mozilla with /profilemanager or
/composer to start different functions.
--
Bill
Thanks a Million!
 
 
 

two instances of peer.exe?

Post by Paul Ratcl » Mon, 31 Oct 2005 01:10:05

On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:22:44 -0500, William L. Hartzell



I can't state it any more simply than I did. The Requester makes requests
to other machine's servers, and the PEER.EXE server serves requests made
from other machines' Requesters.


What the hell are you talking about? (Don't bother answering, as I'm not
interested in your distorted views of how you think things work.)