[rc5] Random keyblocks (and Tardy Blocks)
zamore at iwaynet.net
Mon Aug 25 16:05:03 EDT 1997
>I have also wondered about the "Tardy Blocks" problem. Does anyone know
>what happens to these? Say someone wants to run the client, downloads
>five blocks, and then decides it's too taxing on their system and shuts
>off the client. What happens to the unfinished blocks and how long do
>the block servers wait before handing them out????
If a machine crashes while checking a client or a user purposely deletes a
buff-in file, the blocks not reported back to the servers once the contest
is over are re-assigned.
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