[RC5] Holding blocks hostage

Greg Wooledge wooledge at kellnet.com
Wed Nov 19 19:56:41 EST 1997

Skip Huffman (SHuffman at Atl.Carreker.Com) wrote:

> The client does not announce that it has a possible winner until it
> contacts the keyserver.  So there is a 3000/2^64 chance that he does
> have The Key hostage.

Well... actually, 3000 / 2^28, if we assume he has 3000 blocks instead of
3000 keys.  And for those too lazy to whip out 'bc' (or their local
equivalent) that's about 0.000011.

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