Sorting out the status of lease serving - and client side

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Tue Nov 25 17:58:11 EST 2008

On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 8:51 PM, John Gilmore <gnu at> wrote:
> And "Permanently activated" (developer key obtained).

Actually, I think we also have a "permanently activated with a '0'
timestamp in the lease" -- so I missed 2 states.

But then that XO stops listening to the school I'll say
that once it's in any of those states, I don't care about it anymore

Jokes aside, I think you suggested in a private email that if the XS
could also store the devkey in case it's lost. Not sure if the
plumbing is ready to handle that case, but I think it's a good idea --
with the caveat that it'll only work if the XS has a chance to know
that the XO has gotten a devkey. The devkey may be brokered via other


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