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Andrew James Alan Welty (andrew@chatlink.com)
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 15:33:42 -0700


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As for 1, well, microsoft recently offered me a job (i'm 17), but my
official answer is that if you think microsoft is ruling the world of
computers and what not, then shut up and buy stock :)
as for number 2, it doesn't take very long to get a group of keys (couple
seconds).
put them 2 minutes off each other. I am assuming that they are used about
the same amount, so they finish about the same time.
as for number 3, Yes it would decrease the load, but also increase the
number of blocks that we think are checked, but really aren't. Not everyone
runs the client long enough to complete their keyblock. What is the time
limit before the server expires the clients keyblock, and throws it back
into the pile?

>Not a complete solution.
>
>1) Limited to mickysoft windoze 95
>
>2) Doesn't take into account those with more then one machine that
> dialin. Ok partially but what if the other machine tried to call
> in while the phone was in use?
>
>3) Also allowing a group of keys to be checked out would decrease the
> load on the server.
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I never said they where ruling the world (though billy boy wants to) just
that it will only work with there virus.

No it doesn't take long, but the phone could still be in use. Say your
on a different system connected to the internet, or on a voice call.

Currently the keys can expire in two hours. Even if a block is checked
out, if all they keys for that block aren't returned to the server it
would simply reissue the keys. Of course for this to work the expiration
on they keys would have to be changed to something else (36 hours maybe).