[PROXYPER] Small block sizes

Jeff Lawson jlawson at bovine.net
Wed Oct 4 22:19:52 EDT 2000

Your proxyper receives packet sizes that are whatever the keyserver has
available at the time.  Due to keyspace fragmentation (of previous people
already having requested and completed smaller blocks) there are typically
few "large" packets available since much of the contiguous space is not
longer contiguous.  However, you are doing your best by allowing the proxy
and your clients to continue to work on the largest sizes available to

On Wed, 4 Oct 2000, Daniel Trads wrote:

> I'm running a Linux PProxy 313 for Team 3682 which distributes approx.
> 10,000 blocks a day. The participants' cows are set to crunch
> 32*2^28-blocks but it is seldom that the client gets such big blocks.
> Mostly the clients' process blocks with sizes from 1*2^28 to 3*2^28.
> A blocksize of 5.2?!??? The PProxy asks for 64*2^28-blocks and about 67%
> of the request ends with blocksizes<=3. Why?

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