[PROXYPER] NT&Linux II

David Taylor rc5 at xfiles.nildram.co.uk
Fri Feb 19 16:17:17 EST 1999


On Thu, 18 Feb 1999, Nico Schmoigl wrote:

> Hi!
> 
> > [02/16/99 19:21:56 UTC] Server connectivity mode is offline
> 
> You did install the server in offline mode. That means that it won't 
> call out to get some keys...

But he was trying to share the buffers....
 
> > [02/16/99 19:21:56 UTC] rc564 r=0/50, d=0/20, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> > [02/16/99 19:21:56 UTC] desII r=0/20, d=0/3, 0.0 Mkeys/sec, tot=0
> 
> ... and currently it has no keys...

Which is what I don't understand cause he moved a full buffer into the
proxy...
 
> > [02/16/99 19:22:11 UTC] Accepted connection from address 127.0.0.1
> > [02/16/99 19:22:11 UTC] 127.0.0.1: Client requesting communication
> > [02/16/99 19:22:11 UTC] 127.0.0.1: Contest rc564 didn't handle a
> > packet!
> 
> And now, a client arrives and want some keys... But the server 
> hasn't one... so...
> 
> > [02/16/99 19:22:11 UTC] 127.0.0.1: Closing client connection.
> 
> ...kill the connection!
> 
> and the client:
> 
> > [Feb 16 19:22:11 UTC] Connecting to localhost:2064...
> > [Feb 16 19:22:11 UTC] Fetch::Bad request acknowledgement.
> 
> Well - if he doesn't get one packet!?!?....
> 
> > [Feb 16 19:22:11 UTC] Loaded RC5 1*2^28 block 8359AAF5:70000000 (1.58%
> > done)
> 
> he'll take one at random...
> 
> > What I made wrong? Why proxy said "Contest rc564 didn't handle a
> > packet" and client said "Fetch::Bad request acknowledgement" ?
> 
> Well - you didn't make something wrong but you just forget to let the 
> server fetch some keys from one of the keyservers. Currently, I do 
> not know excatly know how to trigger a connection, but the docs that 
> I have, say that you should press CTRL+BREAK (not CTRL+C) in 
> the Proxy window to let it call out (of course your Internet connection 
> must be up...)

killall -ALRM proxyper also works (in *nix), but he doesn't want it to
connect.. It should get blocks from the buffers...
 
> Just another comment (my 2 cents): You will just request 50 keys 
> from the keyserver with the current setting. My two computers here 
> can do around 400 keys a day, so this value seems to be a bit to 
> low in my eyes...

400 keys a day? hrm, my computer can do 400 thousend keys a second...
However, a pproxy doesn't need to connect just once a day (much more is
better for DES).
 
> Hope it helps...
> 
> Magu
>   Nico
> 
> EMail: schmoigl at rumms.uni-mannheim.de
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David Taylor
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