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Re: Remailer latencies
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- Subject: Re: Remailer latencies
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- Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 17:04:29 -0400
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David E. Smith wrote:
>> If so, what accounts for these message losses? I would expect that
>> if your machine was down, even for a couple of days, that the
>> incoming messages would be queued up on other machines and none
>> would be lost.
>It's more like "of the last 1000 messages sent, 9964 of 'em have made
>it back to me." Because of the way I have to have things set up,
>there are almost always a few messages in transit. I have, very
>occasionally, actually seen my remailer listed at 100%; somewhere
>over 99% is far more common.
But, presumably Raph waits awhile for the message before deciding the
machine is down? If I understand correctly, you are saying that
messages don't actually disappear, but they are sometimes delayed for
longer than the two days Raph waits* for them to come back.
(* Assumption made on the basis that his timing data doesn't describe
any delays longer than two days.)
>For me, the remailer doesn't consume any exceptional new resources,
>so the added cost to me of running a remailer is very nearly zero.
>(Those are mostly the "administrative" costs of dealing with
>complaints, adding people to the blocklist, and cleaning up after the
>occasional spam bomb.) Others, with different circumstances, may be
>more eager to pursue a profit-making solution.
It could cover the cost of that second line. ;-)
If you haven't tried ecash, you might enjoy it. Setting up your
remailer to accept it is a lot easier than you might think.
Editor in Chief
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