[rc5] Mac DESChall -> Mac Bovine RC5

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Thu Jun 19 13:54:34 EDT 1997

On Thu, 19 Jun 1997 10:14:41 -0700, TC Lai wrote:

>* What's the deal with the keyserver?  I keep losing it and the client goes
>into a sleep cycle that never stops.  Could this be due to the fact I'm on
>PPP, or was the server actually on the fritz?

Are you using the right one?  Use:


>* I've heard of neat-o options to download a block and process it over the
>weekend - is that coming to the Mac client anytime soon?

Andrew's going to port the new code when it's final, so I suspect so.

>And some general questions:
>* How bad is the spoofing?/Are rogue clients doing damage?
>* If they are, is there any way of recovering that keyspace?

I asked the same questions.  Yes, there have been detected attempts. 
We don't know about undetected ones.  The new clients will supercede
the existing ones and will use a different varification scheme.  The
new clients will not have public source.  I expect the old clients will
be disabled completely on the new servers.

>* When are the stats going to work? (so I can see how many people surged
>into the RC5 effort after DESChall.)

The answer is a lot, so many that the web server is having problems
with the load.  This will hopefully clear up once everyone's through
downloading the clients.

Colin L. Hildinger

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