[rc5] Modified client assurance? - Attention Bovine, Duncan, Nugget, et. al.

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Tue Jul 8 08:53:35 EDT 1997

You guys really should consider enlisting this guy for the core team.

On Tue, 08 Jul 1997 01:12:34 +0200, Remi Guyomarch wrote:

>RSA Crack Team wrote:
>> > Sorry but at that time, you couldn't have any assurance that my client
>> > is performing calculations right. If this ASM is integrated in a future
>> > (2.01?) official client, you will have to trust official RC5 coders.
>> > In the midtime, you will have to trust me, to check the code, to simply
>> > ignore it, or to wait for somebody to review my code.
>> >
>> Don't you believe in the results of using
>> rc5 -a rc5proxy.distributed.net -p 3056 email ?
>> It's working fine with your clients, and I think it's a good way to test
>> the clients.
>At the time I wrote this, I wasn't aware of this behaviour. Later I
>checked my client with the proxy test port and it worked fine.
>I played a bit more on ASM with 6x86 and K5 optimizations in mind, and
>put some test clients on my web site
>(http://wwwperso.hol.fr/~guyom001/). Since I can't test them on real
>6x86 or K5, I can't say exactly if they perform better than v2 clients.
>I've just downloaded some docs from Cyrix and AMD, and played a bit with
>ASM... :-)
>Someone has already tested the Cyrix client, and it seems to be sligthly
>faster than v2 (246 vs 243 kkeys/s on a 166+). Anyone to test the K5
>version ?
>I'm currently working on a two-keys-at-once crypt routine, that should
>perform better on Pentiums, PPro, 6x86, k5 and superscalar risc machines
>(Alpha UltraSparc or R10000, anyone ?).
>As always, I will release full source code and binaries. Stay tunned !

Colin L. Hildinger
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