Stats query? Re: [rc5] MacOS the top? Funny

Jeff Leigh robocop at u.washington.edu
Wed Jul 30 09:39:59 EDT 1997


How about looking at the right stats page?!? You were looking at the total
stats which are only updated periodically. Here are your totals just from
yesterday:

Rank Email/Team                 Blocks Time Working  Last Seen     Avg
Kkeys/sec
3312 rebecca at astrid.u-net.com   5     22.0 hours     22.0 hrs ago  unknown
Total: rebecca at astrid.u-net.com 5      ---


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On Wed, 30 Jul 1997, Rebecca and Rowland wrote:

> >Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 12:02:23 -0400
> >From: Marc Farnum Rendino <mvgfr at netcom.com>
> >Subject: Re: [rc5] MacOS the top?  Funny
> >
> >At 11:14 AM -0400 on 1997/07/29, Stephen Langasek wrote:
> >
> >
> >> On Mon, 28 Jul 1997, Marc Farnum Rendino wrote:
> >>
> >> > I see no indications of any problems with the stats.
> >>
> >> I have been hearing from other RC5 supporters that their machines have not
> >> been showing the correct totals in the daily stats.
> >
> >Interesting - got any specifics?
> 
> I have:
> 
> Stats run: Tue Jul 29 20:30:38 1997 GMT
> 
> rebecca at astrid.u-net.com
> 
> Rank Email/Team                 Blocks Time Working  Last Seen     Avg
> Kkeys/sec
> 6501 rebecca at astrid.u-net.com   21     26.8 days     42.9 hrs ago  2.430
> Total: rebecca at astrid.u-net.com 21      ---
> 
> As you can see from my log file below, I last reported blocks at 13.55 GMT
> on 29/7/97.
> 
> I'm using the Mac v2.002 client on a Performa 475 running MacOS B1-7.6.1.
> 
> Any thoughts?  I'm a bit concerned (again) that my blocks aren't being
> reported correctly.
> 
> 
> Prefs file:
> 
> [parameters]
> id=rebecca at astrid.u-net.com
> threshold=8
> firemode=1
> proxy=rc5proxy.distributed.net
> port=2056
> uuehttpmode=0
> fgrun=500
> bgrun=120
> idleminutes=15
> logfile=1
> 
> Logfile:
> 
> Benchmarked 5000 keys in 0.388 secs, 12.896 kkeys/sec
> 1[07/28/97 10:49:52 GMT] Processing block 00CBA7DA:F0000000 from 65.75%
> 1[07/28/97 13:29:58 GMT] Completed block 00CBA7DA:F0000000 (268435456 keys)
> in 9606 secs [27 kkeys/sec]
> 1[07/28/97 13:29:59 GMT] Processing block 00CBA7DA:D0000000 from 0.00%
> 1[07/28/97 19:31:10 GMT] Completed block 00CBA7DA:D0000000 (268435456 keys)
> in 21671 secs [12 kkeys/sec]
> 1[07/28/97 19:31:10 GMT] Processing block 00CBA7DA:B0000000 from 0.00%
> 1[07/29/97 02:03:16 GMT] Completed block 00CBA7DA:B0000000 (268435456 keys)
> in 23526 secs [11 kkeys/sec]
> 1[07/29/97 02:03:16 GMT] Processing block 00CBA7DA:80000000 from 0.00%
> 1[07/29/97 07:58:55 GMT] Completed block 00CBA7DA:80000000 (268435456 keys)
> in 21339 secs [12 kkeys/sec]
> 1[07/29/97 07:58:55 GMT] Processing block 00CBA7DA:60000000 from 0.00%
>  [07/29/97 13:55:01 GMT] Network::Open Error - Sleeping for 15 seconds
>  [07/29/97 13:55:17 GMT] Network::Open Error - Sleeping for 15 seconds
>  [07/29/97 13:55:38 GMT] The proxy says: "Welcome to my nightmare.
> (x162-50.chem.umn.edu)"
>  [07/29/97 13:55:49 GMT] Sent 5 block(s) to server
>  [07/29/97 13:55:56 GMT] Network::Open Error 1 - sleeping for 3 seconds
>  [07/29/97 13:57:36 GMT] The proxy says: "Welcome to Slacker Central!
> (rc5.slacker.com)"
>  [07/29/97 13:57:44 GMT] Retrieved 5 block(s) from server
> 1[07/29/97 13:57:45 GMT] Suspending block 00CBA7DA:60000000 at 86.40%
> Client shutting down 07/29/97 13:57:45 GMT
> 
> 
> >Does there seem to be any pattern? Is it
> >possibly attributable to timing or something like that?
> >
> >One wonders if, outside of gross (and therefore easily identifiable)
> >errors, these discrepancies are real - the keyserver is the final arbiter.
> >:)
> 
> I think the problem could be that the keyserver's might not be picking up
> the reported blocks correctly...  I've noticed that my stats aren't right,
> and mailed rc5help at slacker.com about the problem, but the people in charge
> don't seem to care - I've not had a reply.  So for now, I'm checking blocks
> until I've finished the ones I've got, and not attempting to report any
> until the matter is resolved.
> 
> Rowland.
> 
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