[RC5] Various blocks still missing...

Barry Stokes barry at unholysoftware.co.uk
Thu Jan 16 17:46:08 EST 2003


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It's possible, but I have done no random blocks as my proxy has always had 
enough work for my clients to do. It is still possible that the same batch of 
work was handed out more than once by the keymaster. Anyone know if this has 
happened? Or what the chances of it happening are?

On Thursday 16 January 2003 3:05 pm, Greg Lobring wrote:
> I don't know what the odds are, but I have submitted many random blocks
> (and until fetch/flush via email is working, I will continue to do so).
> There is some algorithm built in I am sure to pick which random blocks the
> client works on, but I don't know what it is.
>
> So I guess it could be possible that a block you have submitted was already
> completed by someone else.
>
> From: Barry Stokes <barry at unholysoftware.co.uk>
>
> >Reply-To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> >To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> >Subject: [RC5] Various blocks still missing...
> >Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2003 14:27:12 +0000
> >
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> >Sorry to keep bringing this up, but it seems that the system still isn't
> >correctly crediting me for the blocks I submit. For instance the stats
> > I've got on my team page (which are for 2 days ago) tell me that between
> > the two IDs I've got I submitted 30 blocks. As the perproxy is set to
> > only upload blocks when I have completed >100 this seems very strange.
> >
> >Can anyone tell me:
> >a) whether I am uploading them to the wrong place (the proxy is set to go
> >to
> >us.v29.distributed.net) and having them go "missing"
> >b) am I duplicating other peoples work and having the blocks discarded
> >or
> >c) is there something wrong with the system that needs sorting
> >
> >I understand that it's not that important to keep stats correct, as long
> > as we
> >keep looking for the key, but if there is something wrong with the system,
> >couldn't it be the case that we may miss the key due to such a glitch?
> >
> >- --
> >Barry Stokes
> >
> >It takes all kinds to fill the freeways.
> >		-- Crazy Charlie
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Barry Stokes

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