[rc5] distributed.net - Status [ADMIN] (fwd)

Tero Kilkanen tkilkane at cc.hut.fi
Sat Jun 21 15:33:14 EDT 1997



On Sat, 21 Jun 1997, Adam L. Beberg wrote:

> --- Source Code:
> The rc5 'core' will be published in about a week for people to tweak
> and convert to assembly, and make faster. Along with a stub for testing
> it. The Networking code will not be available, since we need to avoid
> spamming attacks such as DES-Sol experienced. If we wanted to write hostile

	Well, spamming attacks occurred at DES-Solnet before the source
code was released. I don't know how complex is the network protocol, so I
don't know how easy it is to hack just by monitoring TCP/IP traffic. 

	So, I wouldn't count on this being enought to prevent spamming.

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