[RC5] Possibly reporting unchecked blocks as done [v2.7001.3

Tim Charron tcharron at interlog.com
Wed Jan 21 07:36:16 EST 1998


> >[01/20/98 15:25:26 GMT] DES Block: 00046826:00000000 ready for processing
> >[01/20/98 15:25:26 GMT] 8 Blocks remain in file ./buff-in.des
> >[01/20/98 15:25:26 GMT] 40 Blocks are in file ./buff-out.des
> >R
> >[01/20/98 15:45:53 GMT] Shutdown message received - Block being saved.
> >[01/20/98 15:45:54 GMT] Saved block 00046826:00000000 (24.02 percent
> >complete)
> >[01/20/98 15:45:54 GMT] Saved block 00046825:C0000000 (18.79 percent 
> >complete)
>  
> Okay, no problem, I've got 40 blocks checked, and 8 blocks in my inbuffer.
> Now I start the client with the -flush option.
> 
> >[01/20/98 15:46:04 GMT] The proxy says: "Distributed.Net DESRC5 v274b
> >proxy [proxy01.insync.net]"
> >>>>>>>>>
> >[01/20/98 15:46:06 GMT] Sent 8 block(s) to server
> >
> >[01/20/98 15:46:08 GMT] The proxy says: "Distributed.Net DESRC5 v274b
> >proxy
> >[proxy01.insync.net]"
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> >[01/20/98 15:46:25 GMT] Sent 40 block(s) to server
> 
> Unless I'm reading things wrong, it looks like the client reported 8 block
> that were /not/ checked (the ones in my inbuffer) to the keyserver as
> having been checked. This would be a /BAD/ thing. I've kept a copy of my
> inbuffer, in case these blocks were actually reported and will have to be
> removed from the logfiles manually (OUCH!), but hopefully this isn't an
> actual problem. The clients don't report back what unchecked blocks
> they're still holding, do they?

A flush will attempt to flush both your rc5 and des buffers.  Chances 
are that you had 40 rc5 blocks waiting to flush.

-- Tim
 
Tim Charron
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tcharron at ctfinance.com
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