[rc5] SOURCE CODE AND REQUESTS FOR OTHER PLATFORMS

Maurice v/d Zwaan M.P.van.der.Zwaan at caiw.nl
Sun Jun 22 02:55:48 EDT 1997


Again, you talk about the availability of the v1 source code. But where can I find this ?

I do not need the v2 network protocol or something like that. I just need a framework with some rc5 encrypt/decrypt/crack code, to experiment with. 

Maurice

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From: Colin L. Hildinger <colin at ionet.net>
To: rc5 at llamas.net
Date: zaterdag 21 juni 1997 21:08
Subject: Re: [rc5] SOURCE CODE AND REQUESTS FOR OTHER PLATFORMS

>OK, I know this sounds terrible and all, but it's only a small fraction
>of the people who have these policies and the obscurity policy is
>(IMHO) more important.  I'd encourage all of those who require open
>source to take the 1.0 clients and design your own server and start
>your own group.  Of course, it'll be hard, but at least you'll still be
>attacking the problem and competition is a good thing if kept friendly
>(DESCHALL vs. Solnet was a lot of fun).  If you do this and want to
>attract more people, just offer more of the money.  As for me and mine,
>we'll follow distributed.net...
>
>On Sat, 21 Jun 1997 12:42:46 -0400, Tom Guptill wrote:
>
>>Agreed.  I hold of my users to a "source required" policy for software, and
>>I can't very well break the policy and expect them to follow it.  I don't
>>require source for things like Mathematica or Digital UNIX because (a) I
>>have at least a limited amount of faith that Wolfram & Digital aren't out to
>>get me and (b) they're staking their reputations on the quality of their
>>sofware, which gives me some PR ammunition if things go awry.
>>
>>Since it looks like this policy is set in stone, I guess the
>>rc5 at lenin.pas.rochester.edu team will be pulling out when the current
>>clients stop working.
>>
>>- Tom
>>
>>On Sat, Jun 21, 1997 at 10:28:15AM -0400, Kris Van Hees wrote:
>>> > Once we begin releasing binaries for the version 2 clients (hopefully by
>>> > Monday), we will then start accepting requests for other client platforms.
>>>
>>> If support for version 1 is dropped and no full source code for version 2
>>> (or 3) is released so I can compile it myself in full, I fear you'll for sure
>>> lose any little support I have been able to offer so far.  Sorry, but I
>>> cannot allow it on the systems I am using unless I can compile it.
>
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