[rc5] Client suggestion

Kevin van Haaren KvanHaaren at HNTB.com
Wed Oct 8 17:15:03 EDT 1997


keys are assigned out semi-randomly.  Proxys have "super-blocks" which
are checked sequentially.  But the superblocks are assigned to the
proxys randomly.  This prevents other contestants from seeing bovine has
done "x%" and just checking the remaining keyspace.  Also has the added
benefit of "maybe" catching a key towards the back of the space quicker.

Since random keys are only generated when the network connection has
failed, you're better off making sure your network connection is good
than coming up with a convoluted scheme for random block generation.

Kevin

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Mike Burgess [SMTP:Mike.Burgess at trw.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, October 08, 1997 3:01 PM
> To:	rc5 at llamas.net
> Subject:	[rc5] Client suggestion
> 
> 
>  How about a scheme where the "Generating  Random Key"
> is restricted to the last 1/4 of the keyspace.  This 
> would avoid the stealing of keys, and the proxy servers
> would have a month or so to filter the solved keys out 
> from the unsolved ones. 
> -- mike.burgess at trw.com  (trying not to have this go as "attached")
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