[RC5] Packet Lifetime

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Fri Aug 10 12:53:06 EDT 2001


The full answer is that our official stance is that we make every reasonable
effort *not* to re-issue work that's less than 60 days old. After 60 days,
it's fair game.

In practice, we generally wait much longer to re-issue work, but that's not
always the case.

Moo!
dB!
decibel at distributed.net

On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 07:52:04PM +0100, Mike Henry wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2001 16:45:56 +0100 ,  Nuno Carvalho wrote:
> >After 60 days without response, the keymaster assigns the blocks again
> 
> 
> On Thu, 9 Aug 2001 12:31:56 -0500, Bruce Wilson wrote:
> >It depends.  We generally give as long as possible after issuing the
> >keys before recycling them, but the closer we get to 100% of a project,
> >the shorter the recycle time becomes.  Some blocks we last handed out
> >six months ago still haven't been recycled.
> 
> Which of those two answers is correct, please - they can't both be
> right?
> 
> OGR-24 started 392 days ago, but it's just dribbling along. It's sad and
> depressing to watch, and I don't think it's good for distributed.net.
> Only 8 people submitted work yesterday according to the stats page.
> 
> We are being held to ransom by a few people with slow machines (I blame
> the client for having a default which causes you to download FAR too
> much OGR work) - it'll be months before they submit all the blocks they
> are holding.
> 
> Please, please, PLEASE can't we just say enough is enough, recycle the
> remaining OGR-24 blocks, finish it off, and give it a dignified burial?
> 
> Cheers
> Mike
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