[rc5] Random keyblocks (and Tardy Blocks)

John Bishop moonwick at iquest.net
Mon Aug 25 16:54:37 EDT 1997



On Mon, 25 Aug 1997, Geoffrey Graham wrote:

> 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????

(I imagine that someone answered this message in the next 13 messages I've
yet to read... oh well.)

Once we reach the end of the total keyspace, the keyservers will go back
to the start and hand out the keys never returned... and so on.

	- J. Bishop

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