Re: Request for stats addition

Andy Church (
Thu, 05 Jun 1997 20:48:43 EDT

>On the issue of speed, I'm not sure how meaningful that is. If I
>throw 30 machines at deschall for 10 hours a day, is the speed
>based on the #keys checked in 10 hours, or the same number averaged
>over 24 hours? The example claims a figure of "keys per second",
>and that seems somewhat meaningless in this context.

If the clients report back how long it took them to finish the
keyblock they were on (I expect they must, else how does the keyserver
know what size blocks to assign next time around?), then a valid
keys-per-second figure can be derived, no matter what your deschall
connectivity pattern looks like.

--Andy Church | If Bell Atlantic really is the heart | of communication, then it desperately | needs a quadruple bypass.