[RC5] Network traffic reduce idea

Christian Wirth wirthi at gmx.at
Tue Oct 1 22:18:17 EDT 2002


Hi

> Isn't it possible those big servers like in delft get a block of 2^64 keys
> or so
> and split it in blocks of 2^32 - 2^36 and those who get the little blocks
> report
> it back to the server it gets from.

AFAIK that's the way it is done currently. Those "full keyservers" get
"superblocks" from the main keyserver, split them up to blocks of 2^28 - 2^33 and
transfer them to the clients (or personal proxies).

Greets,
Wirthi

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