[rc5] Java & rc5

Jeff Lawson jlawson at hmc.edu
Sat Jun 14 16:41:27 EDT 1997

At 03:22 PM 6/14/97 -0700, Eric Hubbard wrote:
>I know Java isn't the fastest in the world, but has anyone written
>a client for rc5 in Java?  The advantage, of course, would be the
>automatic use of the CPUs of the people who view your page.  I looked
>around a little bit today on the net to find the needed info to write it
>myself,  but I can't find any info on how to interface with the rc5
>proxy servers.  If anyone has info, please let me know.

It had been attempted by someone else and he said the following:

>I wrote a prototype of rc5 cracker in java. It's about
>180 times slower (in the JDK) than a highly optimized C
>client. I haven't checked in the MS IE JIT/VM.

Additionally, since Java programs can only communicate back to the server
that they were served from, you'll need to have a personal proxy running on
that machine.

Note that there are no differences in client communications to the proxies
at all.. the original genx client source works fine.

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