Re: Delay Getting New Keyblock

Justin Dolske (
Wed, 30 Apr 1997 16:55:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Christopher Dickens wrote:

> BTW: With us doing trillions of keys a day, what's that 486 processor up
> to % wise now?

I've bugged Rocke about this a number of times...

We're in excellent shape -- the current keyserver is still more than
adequate. A secondary/backup server can put put online on short notice.
Plans are underway for further expansion. Unless we suddenly get hit with
20,000+ hosts, I wouldn't worry about it.

I think this speaks something of Rocke's eye towards effeciency -- we've
had almost no problems with communication between the keyserver and
clients. This has been a constant PITA for the other 2 DES groups. What a
shame. :-)

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