[RC5] Where do the packets disappear!??

Eric Gindrup gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Fri Sep 25 15:43:46 EDT 1998


     Much worse is going to be the odd numbered subspaces if we keep 
     skipping them.  Then *all* random blocks will be in the completed 
     even numbered subspaces.
            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu


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Subject: Re: [RC5] Where do the packets disappear!?? 
Author:  <rc5 at lists.distributed.net> at SMTP
Date:    9/24/98 6:59 PM


     [snip]
ISTM that such a strategy would also be appropriate for randomly allocated 
blocks.
     
Before the keyservers changed from dealing out 0x71 blocks to dealing 
out 0x72 blocks, any machines which needed to generate random blocks 
were being directed to the 0x72 subspace.
     
As the 0x72 keyspace was handed out immediately afterwards, there would 
almost certainly be duplication between random and allocated blocks.
     
Surely it would not be too difficult to ensure that there is a suitable 
delay between clients being directed towards a subspace for generating 
random blocks and the subspace being used for allocated blocks?
     
-- 
Steve Lee
http://www.banoffee.demon.co.uk/steve/

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