[rc5] RC5 cracking...

Adam L. Beberg beberg at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Sat Jun 14 19:05:26 EDT 1997


On Sat, 14 Jun 1997, Harald Koenig wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I'm running the rc5-client on 10 PPro200 and dual-PPro machines 
> (*.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de) for quite a while now and yesterday
> 
> I've checked the http://bovine.st.hmc.edu/ page again and searched
> for "tuebingen" to see how things are going and I found
> 
> why do I get "Last Seen 16.2 days ago" ago ????  all our clients are
> still running!


Sounds like you originally pointed your clients at bovine.st.hmc.edu which
is no longer a valid proxy, it is a personal proxy. Credit will be given to
your Email, but not to your hosts. The switch was made about 16 days ago.

> now that I know better I've restarted all clients using rc5proxy.distributed.net and I get
> 
> 	rc5-56-client: Obtaining Key Mask from ``confused.slacker.com:2056''.
> 	rc5-56-client: The Bovine Proxy KeyServer (Build 1525)
> 	rc5-56-client: Received Keyspace Mask 0x0000000FFFFFFF
> 	rc5-56-client: Start Key 0x0E5F53B0000000, trying 268435456 keys.
> 
> where can I lookup the statistics for our "donation", will they
> show up on http://bovine.st.hmc.edu/  again ?

Look them up at http://rc5.distributed.net/ look for your email, you should
see your hosts and email stats being more recent now that you've made the
switch.

- Duncan


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