Re: Dialup problems

Lee Larson (
Fri, 16 May 97 18:35:50 -0000

>> What the new client really needs is a fix for the problem that you can't
>> drop a PPP conection and get reconnected to the key server when you
>> re-dial after the computation. There was some discussion of this
>> yesterday.
>Are people who are experiencing this problem waiting very long? Or are you
>getting errors, or what? The client, if it doesn't receive an immediate
>reply from the server, will start waiting longer and longer before it
>retransmits. IIRC, the upper limit is something like 10 or 20 minutes.

The Mac in my office with a direct ethernet connection has no problems
chugging along forever. I decided to give it a try at home over PPP.

As long as the original PPP connection remains active, the client can
talk to the key server just fine. But, if I hang up the PPP while it's
chewing on a batch of keys and then reconnect PPP before it's finished,
it will not talk to the server. I've waited as long as 15 minutes for a

Lee Larson (502)852-6826
Mathematics Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292 USA