Re: FW: keyserver back up

Justin Dolske (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:55:25 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, C Matthew Curtin wrote:

> Fred> Brings up a question ... everytime my provider boots me for
> Fred> insufficient activity, I *have been* restarting the program. Of
> Fred> course, this costs me the 2^29 pairs of keys checked :-(
> It might not be necessary to do this. I don't know what the timeout
> period is. (Rocke? Justin?)

The timeout period a standard linear backoff. It first waits 10 seconds,
then 20 seconds, then 30 seconds, then 40 seconds, (etc) until a maximum
value is reached.

Ie, it sends a packet at t=0,10,30,60,100,150,210,...

Justin Dolske <URL:>
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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