[RC5] Fwd: MIT Cryptographic Effort

James Kew JK at langley.softwright.co.uk
Wed Nov 26 13:19:38 EST 1997


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>Well, that is entertaining.  9.8kks and my system is slugish, very
>slugish.

I get about 36kks on my P200 under IE4 Java VM; the Bovine client gets
about 230kks. Ho-hum.

But yes, their applet -- despite their claims that it will only use
spare cycles -- completely hogs my machine.

What I *do* find interesting is their probablistic approach to finding
the key: no keyservers, just random searches.

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