[PROXYPER] Bogus KeyServer?

Jeff Lawson bovine at distributed.net
Sun Dec 5 22:24:05 EST 1999

Yes, it is a legitimate keyserver.  Almost none of our keyservers will
resolve to a hostname at distributed.net, you should not use that as a
test criteria for distributed.net nor any other official test for anything
else.  If an IP address is in one of our public Round Robin domains, then
it is an official server.

Jeff Lawson   http://www.bovine.net/   http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~jlawson/
Jeffrey_Lawson at alumni.hmc.edu  jlawson at bovine.net  bovine at distributed.net
Programmer, Developer, Mascot, Founder of the largest computer on earth!
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On Sun, 5 Dec 1999, DHSinclair wrote:

> Can someone please confirm whether a device with IP addy is
> an official member of the round-robin DNetc keyserver
> <us.v27.distributed.net>???
> I find that the addy does not resolve to www.distributed.net. (But, this may
> not be critical because I see three others that do not resolve to DNet. And,
> it does resolve as a member(?) of the pool <us.v27.distributed.net>).
> At ~2317gmt (4DEC99), this device accepted 1 full cycle of work from me
> (>1K-rc564 blocks, ~350-csc blocks). I may have received credit for the csc
> blocks, but received ZERO credit for the rc564 blocks! I fully realize that
> the stats database has had problems of late, and I have complete confidence
> in Dave McNett's abilities to ride herd on the "magic" of the stats servers.
> >From the resolve of the IP addy above <smeghead.wwiv.com>, and my limited
> understanding of internet operations, I can only assume that someone may be
> 'spoofing' the Distributed Net Key Servers and 'borrowing' other folks work.
> Or, If this maybe just a timing issue, what is a better time during a
> 24-hour cycle to return my work? Maybe the Key Servers are just too busy
> between 2300-2359gmt, and stuff is happening...........
> Just a bit confused,
> Duncan
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