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RE: Maxtries > 12, MaxDials > 12
Thank you David for your comments.
All my client really wants is for the jobs to not fail so quickly so they
have a chance to give the client a ring and tell them their machine is out
of paper or whatever. They want the jobs to be alive for 2 days. I am now
trying to have MaxDials = 12, MaxTries = 12, and JobReq* = 14400 (4 hours).
I am not convinced that all these parameters work as advertised. There seem
to be plenty of rescheduled jobs that do not obey the 4 hour request. I am
still collecting data so I can't say much conclusively yet.
If anyone has some alternative suggestions, I am all ears.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Woolley [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> To: Jonathan.Mau@nrc.ca
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> Subject: Re: flexfax: Maxtries > 12, MaxDials > 12
> > I have adjusted these parameters to values less than 12 but greater than
> > does not seem to work. My client wants these set to 48. Don''t ask. I
> Most countries have legal restrictions on the retry strategy for
> automatic dialers; it is possible that these limits have been put there
> for legal reasons, if they are real restrictions. I'd advise consulting
> your telephone company before setting such an aggressive number of
> (Fast retries can waste network resources, or overload it, as well
> as exacerbating the effect of slow retries. Large numbers of retries to
> a wrong number may hit a "little old lady" and cause real fear in
> a domestic subscriber that doesn't understand what is happening.)