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Problems with TACO

I have encountered the following problems when using TACO:
  1. The communication between the link daemon, linkd, and the pesto-taco daemon, ptacod, did not work properly. Entering and leaving weakly connected operation were not acknowledged. During testing the entering and leaving weakly connected operation were done using:
    echo WEAKLY CONNECTED >.pesto.commstat
    echo DISCONNECTED >.pesto.commstat

    Tests using a simple link changing simulation program showed that the fault was not within my program.
  2. The client often halted when re-entering connected operation (i.e., re-establishing the Ethernet connection) after (voluntary) disconnections. In these cases it was necessary to re-boot the machines in order to get a full connection. This was quite frustrating!