[PROXYPER] Proxy not re-synthetizing blocks

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Tue Jan 19 02:25:32 EST 1999

As I wrote to another person who asked this question before:

Yes, this type of recombination would indeed be possible and it would
reduce traffic, as well as improving efficiency through various portions
of the proxy network.  Build 280 actually did this type of recombination
when it detected that circumstances were appropriate, however this
functionality has not yet been implemented in the new Build 300 proxies
due to time constraints.  It is not expected to be reimplemented and fully
tested in time for next week's contest.

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On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Petr Novotny wrote:

> why exactly did the personal proxies stop re-synthetizing blocks? 
> They did it until 281 and both 302 and 303 seem not to.
> My clients are set to 10:10, 2^28 blocks. The proxy usually hands out 
> one 2^31 and one 2^29. The client goes through them and returns back 
> 10 2^28 blocks. Now in previous builds, the proxy would report back 
> to master one 2^31 and one 2^29 block; the new proxy returns instead 
> 10 2^28 blocks. Doesn't it create extra load on the master? And 
> doesn't it consume up bandwidth?
> (I may be reading the logs wrong - the blocks may be reported to 
> master re-synthetized but written to console exploded. Can someone 
> enlighten me?)

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