[PROXYPER] Should, or could, the proxy coalesce blocks?
ard at scms.waikato.ac.nz
Wed Jan 13 09:57:36 EST 1999
Firstly, *thankyou* for removing the 10,000 block limit. No more
piggy-backed proxies for me.
Secondly, I noticed:
==> 20:07:54,server: Queueing desII block 0005324b:d0000000, iter 1
20:07:54,server: Queueing desII block 0005328d:f0000000, iter 1
==> 20:07:54,server: Queueing desII block 0005324b:f0000000, iter 1
20:07:54,server: Queueing desII block 0005324c:10000000, iter 1
==> 20:07:54,server: Queueing desII block 0005324b:e0000000, iter 1
(dates deleted to fit a line)
Please note the entries marked `==>'. Are they adjacent blocks? They
are 2^24 apart. Given that the email IDs for these keys are the same,
couldn't the proxy merge them into one "iter 3" block?
With large enough "ready" buffers and a common email ID, a proxy should
be able to coalesce many keys into a few 2^31 blocks. Certainly during
the early stages of a contest when the keyspace is not yet fragmented.
Would this reduce IP traffic?
Andrew Donkin Technical Support
School of Computing and Maths, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
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