[RC5] Where is the OS info coming from?

Aaron Cannon cannona at fireantproductions.com
Sun Dec 20 19:41:50 EST 1998


How hard would it be to fix this?  After all, each block already contains
an email address.

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On 20 Dec 1998, Geoff Wing wrote:

> Bjoern Labitzke <hermit at labitzke.isdn.cs.tu-berlin.de> typed:
> :On the stats pages you can look at a statistic about how many blocks were
> :processed on which OS. How is this information gathered? I assume the
> :information is compiled in the clients, but that would mess up things.
> :E.g. I can run FreeBSD or Linux clients as well as the native NetBSD
> :clients here (and do that, as there are no current NetBSD clients), but
> :assume that the credits goes to a wrong OS then. Or is it handled some
> :other way?
> :(I know my block numbers won't change the statistics that much, but I
> :guess there may be more persons using non-NetBSD-clients on NetBSD.)
> 
> It's compiled inside the client.  So, yes, those of us running non-NetBSD
> clients on NetBSD will be crediting another OS.  Similarly for any other
> OS which is running rc5des for a different OS.  You can build your own
> client now though I haven't done so yet.  I don't know if the client source
> release is complete or ready to participate in distributed.net - I haven't
> checked.
> 
> Regards,
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