[PROXYPER] When does it flush?

Meij Ewout MSM AD CH ewout.meij at cibasc.com
Thu Feb 25 12:54:00 EST 1999


> From: Petr Novotny
> To: proxyper at lists.distributed.net
> Subject: RE: [PROXYPER] When does it flush?
> Date: Thursday, 25. February 1999 12:32

> > >holding back blocks for ages... I think the stats should take
> > >account of the date the block was completed and the 'Top 100
> > >yesterday' should show the Top 100 number of blocks *COMPLETED*
> > >yesterday not *SUBMITTED* yesterday...
> >
> >  How will you take that in the calculations when blocks completed
> >  yesterday
> > may turn up weeks or even months later. You should make a yesterday
> > page for each date of the contest :)

> There's more fundamental problem: Unless the clients and proxies
> connect a NTP server to find out the exact date/time everytime they
> finish/receive/flush a block, you can't trust the date/time signature
> of the packet at all. You simply can't trust computer's internal
> date...

Even more 'more fundamental' :
The client should then contact a NTP server that is NOT under control of
'the client'

And all of this to keep 'me' at place 12x and not for 1 day in the <100
list!

:) :) :)
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