[rc5] Java and RC5
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
>>the results. To try this out (it runs in your browser), go to:
>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
>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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