[RC5] Holding blocks hostage

Daniel Baker dbaker at wrangler.cuckoo.com
Wed Nov 19 19:10:49 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.

What kind of bc do you have that does float and gives decimal answers?

wrangler % bc
bc 1.03 (Nov 2, 1994)
Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
For details type `warranty'. 
5/2
2

Daniel


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