[RC5] Zero-time blocks

Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Fri Mar 20 20:28:51 EST 1998


Well, AFAIK, all the zero-length blocks were culled from the logs, but they
might have still made it to the stats. It doesn't really matter at this point
since we won though... :)

Mooo!
dB!

John Campbell wrote:

>         I was looking at the new graphs on the stats (very nice, BTW) and
> noticed that my graph had a huge spike in it. At the beginning of the DES
> contest, my Novell server went nuts (the first time it tried to fetch from a
> dual proxy, I think) and submitted 10,000 or so zero-time blocks before I
> noticed what it was doing and shut its client down. I'd assumed from some of
> the other posts here that it was a known problem and those blocks wouldn't
> be counted. That spike in my stats worries me, though. Is it just the stats
> server that thinks those blocks have been checked, or do we really have
> 10,000 blocks marked as checked that haven't been?
>
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