Re: Limiting number of users
Mark Jordan <mjordan <at> sfu.ca>
2003-11-03 19:30:05 GMT
One reason would be that the Library could then control what the "sorry, try back later" message is for all
of having numerous different, vendor-specific messages. Webspirs, for example, gives a very cryptic
message and default
browser behavior that causes no end of confusion.
On Mon, Nov 03, 2003 at 02:23:56PM -0500, Robert Slater wrote:
> This sounds like an excellent add on to an already wonderful product.
> I am curious, however, as to why its necessary... Don't most online
> resources that limit access to a certain number of X concurrent users
> generally give a message along the lines of "All seats are currently being
> used. Try back later" if a patron hits that resource as the (X+1) user?
> At 01:24 PM 11/3/2003, you wrote:
> >> Is there away to limit the number of simulaneous users to a
> >> specific resource? Maybe a switch in the cfg file? Thanks for
> >> your help.
> >EZproxy does not support this at present. I've never quite figured out
> >the appropriate heuristic for implmenenting this type of control. I'm
> >open to extending EZproxy to support it. My assumption has always been
> >that a time limit and user limit would go in ezproxy.cfg, allowing
> >something like "allow 10 users, with a 5 minute inactivity timeout". I've
> >made similar assumptions like no waiting list, but rather if there is a
> >seat open, or if there is a seat and the person holding it has timed out,
> >then you can get in, but otherwise, you get a "sorry, try back later"
> >Does anyone have suggestions regarding how they would like to see
> >this work?
> >Chris Zagar Useful Utilities
> >zagar <at> UsefulUtilities.com 20783 N 83rd Ave Ste 103 PMB 192
> >http://www.UsefulUtilities.com Peoria, AZ 85382-7430
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