[RC5] Fwd: MIT Cryptographic Effort

Ivo Janssen ivo at ricardis.tudelft.nl
Wed Nov 26 14:54:47 EST 1997


On Wed, 26 Nov 1997, James  Kew wrote:

> >>>	http://rc5.mit.edu
> >
> >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.

For me the same, BUT: They finally decided to use Java, whereas
Bovine is still denying Java. Keyword: v3.....

> What I *do* find interesting is their probablistic approach to finding
> the key: no keyservers, just random searches.
Yep, that's true. But then there wont be anymore stats.....

Ivo

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