On Jun 17, 2009, at 1:55 PM, Bob Tanner wrote: > $ ./metaget > r,3 > continuum.us.netrek.org,2592,3,384,0,0,B > pickled.netrek.org,2592,3,11,0,0,B > pickled.netrek.org,2592,3,20,0,0,B > > Why is pickled listed 2 times, same port, but different flags? > > Mostly curiousity question. > > I was using the hostname+port as the key into a dictionary lookup, I > assumed hostname+port would be unique for listings in the metaserver? > > Bad assumption? Oops. After a bit of digging, it turns out that it was because I rebooted the box that pickled used to be on until a couple days ago, as I just recently moved it to a different server. There was still an auto-startup script for pickled in place on the old machine. Now, this still requires someone to connect to it to make it solicit...and for some reason, orion.netrek.org has been connecting to it and thus starting the daemon and making it solicit, for reasons unbeknownst to me. Anyways, I've killed the server and commented out the auto-startup script, so you should be able to restart the meta and have the duplicate go away.