RE: Larger blocks

Adam Haberlach (
Sun, 20 Apr 1997 19:08:44 -0700


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From: Andrew James Alan Welty []
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 1997 6:43 PM
Subject: Re: Larger blocks

>Also, how does the server handle different IP addresses? I
>mean, if I
>started a 24 hour session, and had to reboot, the next time I
>the server would probably give me a different block, right?
>What if my
>friend, also on IONet started up after I hung up and had my old
>address? He'd get my block, and that would be a waste. Just
>thoughts from someone who just joined in...
>Doesn't matter keyblocks are not determined by IP address.
>Anytime you
>connect to the server you will be assigned a different key.
>Unless the
>has expired (currently possible after two hours) it would not
>be reassigned
>to your friend. The main thing Dynamic IP address effect is
>the amount of

Actually, it will attempt to re-assign key-blocks when a
connection is lost (it might just be for our net). We were
causing problems with the server because our set-up consisted of
~100 computers that were firing up deschall whenever people
would log in. This helped keep us from killing the server.
Rocke could explain better.
Unfortunately, it also means that we end up re-trying some
space when we fire up our multi-proc clients (each invocation
starts on the same block of keys). However, that wastes 25
minutes in re-trying a negligible section of keyspace. I can
live with it.

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Adam Haberlach
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