[jhb_airlines] Perception of Server Lag

  • From: "Paul" <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "JHB List" <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 16:50:03 +0100

It's been discussed here many times has server lag.  We've always assumed it
to be because of the flow of information between the online servers and our
machines.  It turns out this isn't the case at all.  From the description
Stefan has given to a post on the forum, It's how we are using our machines
may be causing the phenomenon.

So if you're partial to doing other things while flying then you may be
introducing the, what should properly be called, client lag by doing so.

How far this goes will take some experimenting but I suspect the FSNav users
may find it's use is potentially one source of induced lag as is Active Sky.
Indeed, anything that takes the focus (or processing) away from FS itself is
likely to be a culprit.

As fpr external programmes, I'll be closing Skype down while online, I'll
also be disabling other online utilities (spyware etc) except for AV and

This suggests more and more that a dedicated FS machine is preferable.
Though watch those add-ons, if they're using up processing resources then
it'll also be adding to the risk of lag.

There was a freeware utility that optimised resources then started up FS can
anyone remember what it was or have a link for it?  I used to run it before
the re-install bought about by Norton Internet.


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