Re: New Clients Available

Colin L. Hildinger (colin@ionet.net)
Fri, 02 May 97 00:22:39 -0500


On Thu, 01 May 1997 22:06:53 -0400, Andrew James Alan Welty wrote:

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>> Also what ever happened to the larger keyblock discussion? I'd really
>> like it to go up to about 2^34-35 (12-24 hours). Is the change
>> required only in the keyserver code (I guess longer expiration times),
>> or would the client code require changes as well? Would it cause
>> problems for the keyserver (having to remember more blocks for longer)?
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>Wouldn't cause any problem with the keyserver, it would actually lower the
>load on the keyserver, not being hit as often. The keyserver would need
>to be changed so that keys don't expire in 2 hours (minimum). One problem
>with gettting one that would simply require a longer processing time would
>be if something did happen to the client, all processing on that keyblock
>would be lost. With multiple smaller keyblocks each time a key is finished
>the client could write it out to disk so it wouldn't be lost.

I fully understand the reprecussions. I think a command line switch
would be appropriate. Or how about this - break it into chunks and
keep track of them in a local file. The add a /resume command line in
case of reboots.

Colin L. Hildinger

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