[RC5] The recent crash.

Jim C. Nasby nasbjim at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Thu Jun 25 02:44:17 EDT 1998


Take a look at www.distributed.net/v3 .... not exactly the same idea, but
close enough. :)

Moo!
dB!

Colin L. Hildinger wrote:

> I remember you Seth.  :)
>
> My idea is as follows:
>
> Have three server levels:
>
> 1) Master
> 2) project keymasters
> 3) proxy keyservers
>
> That way when we run DESII-3 etc (too late for II-2) and RC5-64 at the
> same time, one box isn't doing all the work.  The servers would only
> communicate straight up the chain *unless* the project keymaster wasn't
> available.  They could then jump to the Master which would actually be
> a full proxy keyserver for every ongoing project.  That way if, say,
> the RC5 server was offline for an hour, the Master could have enough
> blocks buffered to supply the proxies, but it wouldn't be high traffic
> the rest of the time as it wouldn't be in the main proxy rotation.
>
> On Tue, 23 Jun 1998 18:14:29 -0400, Seth Dillingham wrote:
>
> >The master keyserver could just be written to only accept a certain
> >number of connections at one time. That's much easier than making the
> >proxies cooperate when the master keyserver can't be reached.
> >
> >While I think that *some* limit like this is probably a good idea,
> >upgrading the key server is a good idea too. As d.net grows, it will
> >naturally outgrow its equipment. The right answer isn't always "throwing
> >money at it" or "installing new iron", but sometimes that *is* the right
> >answer.
> >
> >Hmm. I wonder if anybody remembers me... sure has been a long time since
> >I said anything around here. ;-)
>
> Colin L. Hildinger
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