[RC5] A few questions ...

Justin Cave jocave at MIT.EDU
Tue Nov 25 08:44:20 EST 1997


At 04:34 PM 11/24/97 , you wrote:
>On Sun, 23 Nov 1997 22:43:55 -0500, sundae at technologist.com wrote:
>
>>When the client is running in offline mode, the client will use random
>>blocks to continue with the cracking even after the 200 blocks in the
>>buffer.
>
>What happens when those random blocks are turned in to the server? Are
>those blocks counted as done and not issued to anyone else by the
>server? What if the blocks happen to have been used by another person?

They're marked as done and aren't issued to anyone else.  If they've
already been done, then the client redid some work-- not a great loss.
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