[RC5] RC5 problem -- clients don't process blocks "[--- keys/sec]"

rc5 rc5 at xyzzy.com
Tue Jan 13 21:27:10 EST 1998


On all of my SGI and Sun boxes (which are still working on RC5-64 since
there is no DES-II client for them yet) I'm just racing on through blocks
of keys like crazy but my machines don't appear to be *doing* anything.
I saw this on NT/95 machines as well until I upgraded to the new client.
The machines download the blocks, think they've completed them and then
ship them back to the server. I have NOT touched the processes on these 
machines, so the only thing I can guess is that something the proxy
is sending is causing the clients to get confused. Log file portion
following this shows the machine thinking it finished 5 blocks in a
second...

I'm concerned that this may cause us to *MISS* the missing block we're all
searching for. Are the clients getting confused and skipping blocks? It
sure looks like it. Advice, anyone?

I'd think this was a fluke if I didn't see the same thing on ALL my 
clients!

Please reply!
			reb
			rc5 at xyzzy.com


[01/14/98 01:03:46 GMT] The proxy says: "www.distributed.net is back up  
(davehart)"
<<<<<
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Retrieved 5 block(s) from server
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Block: 66060C96:00000000 being processed
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 4 Blocks remain in file ./buff-in.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 0 Blocks are in file ./buff-out.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Total: 190 blocks 46:03:13.96 - [52220.61 
keys/sec]

[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Completed block 66060C96:00000000 (0 keys)
                        00:00:00.01 - [--- keys/sec]
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Block: 66060B66:00000000 being processed
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 3 Blocks remain in file ./buff-in.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 1 Blocks are in file ./buff-out.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Total: 191 blocks 46:03:13.96 - [52220.42 
keys/sec]

[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Completed block 66060B66:00000000 (0 keys)
                        00:00:00.01 - [--- keys/sec]
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Block: 66060A32:00000000 being processed
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 2 Blocks remain in file ./buff-in.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 2 Blocks are in file ./buff-out.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Total: 192 blocks 46:03:13.96 - [52220.22 
keys/sec]

[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Completed block 66060A32:00000000 (0 keys)
                        00:00:00.01 - [--- keys/sec]
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Block: 66060A2A:00000000 being processed
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 1 Blocks remain in file ./buff-in.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 3 Blocks are in file ./buff-out.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Total: 193 blocks 46:03:13.96 - [52220.02 
keys/sec]

[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Completed block 66060A2A:00000000 (0 keys)
                        00:00:00.01 - [--- keys/sec]
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Block: 66060A28:00000000 being processed
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 0 Blocks remain in file ./buff-in.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] 4 Blocks are in file ./buff-out.rc5
[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Total: 194 blocks 46:03:13.96 - [52219.82 
keys/sec]

[01/14/98 01:04:09 GMT] Completed block 66060A28:00000000 (0 keys)
                        00:00:00.01 - [--- keys/sec]

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