Re: FW: keyserver back up

Zuschlag, Fred N. (694047@swfmail.swflant.lmsc.lockheed.com)
Tue, 22 Apr 97 11:28:00 PDT


Great. What's the max, or is there one?

Fred
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From: owner-deschall
To: deschall
Subject: Re: FW: keyserver back up
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 1997 12:55AM

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:http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~dolske/>
(dolske@cis.ohio-state.edu)
Graduate Fellow / Research Associate at The Ohio State University, CIS Dept.
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