Re: Our lead over SolNet...?

Nelson Minar (nelson@media.mit.edu)
Fri, 2 May 1997 22:15:05 -0400


>a.Somebody (don't remember at the moment, not looking through all my mail)
>determined that if we cooperated, assuming either exponential or linear
>growth, it really wouldn't make much difference.

I still don't believe this. Could someone explain it in more detail?
My gut intuition is it makes a 50% speedup if two sites to cooperate.

>b. I don't see why they don't do it randomly, if they don't already.

How does the deschall server pick the keyspace to search? Randomly
seems right to me.