Re: greetings

Andrew James Alan Welty (andrew@chatlink.com)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 00:12:04 -0400


I fired up the deschall-mips client tonight on an SGI cluster in the lab
I help administer; those will continue running unless another of the admins
gets annoyed or users complain the machines are running too slowly. I also
tested the performance of clients on one of our Sun 490s and one of our
HP 715's, but I don't think I'll run it on those as it appeared they would
probably peak pretty low. Any second opinions on that? :) I could
probably involve 2 or 3 490's and 10 715s. (Results from deschall -m:
2^21 key pairs took 69 seconds on the 490 and 37 seconds on the 715, as
compared to 15 seconds on one of the lower-end SGIs.)

Every little bit helps.

Also, what's the gory detail about a keyspace that's being searched
when the client is killed? Does the server timeout on those and re-serve
later to someone else? Color me curious...

Yes the server can reissue a key after two hours in theory. Practially it
can currently take up to 26 hours to reissue the key.