[rc5] We may only need 5 years...

dan carter daniel.carter at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Fri Oct 24 13:53:58 EDT 1997


On Thu, 23 Oct 1997 17:23:20 -0400, Jeff Woods wrote:

>At 04:11 PM 10/23/97 -0600, you wrote:
>>
>>     Let's see 500 thousand IPs returned blocks to Bovine and only ~25 
>>     thousand were active at the end.  There's four doublings. 
>
>Whooops!    How many of those IP's were dialup users, being dynamically
>allocated an IP address (different) each time they dialed in?   I might
>have had a DIFFERENT IP each time I contacted the server!   That's why that
>500k of IP addresses is not a good measure of how many participants there
>were.

Yeah, but as frequently mentioned, how many machine were connecting via
a personal proxy....
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