Re: Request for Comments

Garance A Drosehn (
Wed, 25 Jun 97 22:06:10 -0400

> On the other hand, out of fairness, I would like to see
> the cumulative stats be used, as this was not a demonstration
> of computing speed, but computing POWER. [...]

I do agree with this.

> I agree. I'd rather see the T-shirt list off the top 400, or
> even the top 1000 level 2 domains, without the domain key rates,
> than 50, or even 100 domains with key rates.

I am not fond of this idea, though. This was a great distributed
effort, but it was certainly helped along by all the different
statistics that encouraged competition. Those statistics is what
helped to make it fun. There was something to check in on every
day, even for people who weren't near the top of the heap. So, I
do like the idea of a list, including the cumulative stats (but
not the number of hosts, as there are several factors which make
that kinda meaningless).

On the other hand, it would be nice to have more of the sites
listed, so I guess I'm not intensely opposed to the idea either.
If the key rates are not included, I still would like to have
the actual position number of each domain listed.

I kinda liked the idea of listing the first 56 domains, plus
the winning domain... :-)

Garance Alistair Drosehn     =
Senior Systems Programmer        (MIME & NeXTmail capable)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;           Troy NY    USA