[rc5] Java and RC5

lunaslide lunaslyd at pacbell.net
Tue Nov 11 17:39:32 EST 1997


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At 03:13 AM 11/11/97 -0500, you wrote:
>At 03:01 AM 11/11/97 , you wrote: 
>>I put together a sample applet that cracks RC5 keys for 30 seconds 
and
>reports 
>>the results. To try this out (it runs in your browser), go to: 
>> 
>>  http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~gregh/rc5 
>
>On my Win95 machine with Netscape 4, the java client is only a 
factor of 4
>slower than the current assembly-coded offering.  Seems to me that 
this has
>a lot of promise.

I'm rather stunned at the speed it's running on my system.  Under 
Netscape 4.03, WinNT on a PII 266, I'm getting about 157 kkeys/sec.  
The regular client gets about 650 kkeys/sec.

Why was it a Java client would not be a good idea?  I forget again ;-
)

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