[RC5] Feature suggestion

Charles P. Wright cpw at unix.asb.com
Wed Jan 14 22:42:16 EST 1998


Cracker wrote:
> 
> Phil Gregory wrote:
> 
> > I had an idea for a useful feature for the V3 protocol.  The ability to
> > return blocks as unchecked could come in handy in many cases.  What
> > sparked this was the fact that I run a pproxy at home, servicing four
> > machines.  I thought that keeping 300 blocks would be fairly reasonable,
> > but I mistyped, and it sucked down 3000 blocks.  I really hope that the
> > key isn't in the last of those.  Returning blocks would also seem cleaner
> > to me than deleting buff files when the formats change and simply
> > discarding those blocks.  What does anyone else think?
> 
> What happens to blocks that are assigned but never turned back in tothe
> main
> server? Does it hand them out to someone else after some
> predetermined time? Does it just skip them?
> 
> reb
> rc5 at xyzzy.com
It will finish the rest of the keyspace and go back to them. You can
keep the 3000 blocks until you get around to them :)

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