[rc5] Next Crack

Ivo Janssen ivo at ricardis.tudelft.nl
Thu Aug 21 23:07:19 EDT 1997


On Thu, 21 Aug 1997, Fedor Kouranov wrote:

> Technical issues: how big a sector should be (how many sectors do we need)?
> 2^56*256? 2^48*65k? There can be many many efforts - who will be assigned
> sectors? Anyone with a PC or only those who can demonstrate sufficient
> computing power/distributed support to crack 48/56 bits? How should they
> demonstrate this? BTW, I don't want to put too much strain on Duncan ;-)

Well, what about a central master keyserver, where efforts get their
keys as their sub-master-servers run out of blocks?

Ivo

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