[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)
dk at comnets.rwth-aachen.de
Wed Jan 7 09:39:23 EST 1998
On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Martin Brandt wrote:
> >>Even with the current block size a pokey machine can get through it in
> >>less than a day.
> >Yes, but then a lot of people might set up high numbers of buffers and only
> >flush them when they've done them all. You could have an ancient machine
> >a winning key hanging around trying to do another 50 blocks.
> then why mess with the block size? you'd have to increase the maximum block
> download to accomodate faster machines, and then this same "lot of people"
> could have their machine doing 5000 blocks before reporting.. with the
> current block size any machine *could* be setup to report daily.
BTW, is the buffer really searched in LIFO order? Then there could be
the problem of some blocks being buried by other blocks for a long
time on some machines. For example I have a buffer of 80 blocks at
home, my DX4 does about 30 a day and these 30 are normally flushed
daily. Even when I don't flush for some reason, I have 'fuel' for
another 1.5 days, so it happens very seldom that the complete buffer
And the next (logical) question is, how do the perproxies handle their
buffers? The proxy I set up at the institute has 800 blocks in it,
but those are flushed very regulary. If the blocks are handled FIFO,
they are processed at the moment inbetween 8 hours, if it is LIFO, I
think I still have some blocks from November in there...
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