[rc5] Client suggestion

wooledge at kellnet.com wooledge at kellnet.com
Wed Oct 8 20:17:20 EDT 1997


Mike Burgess wrote:

>  How about a scheme where the "Generating  Random Key"
> is restricted to the last 1/4 of the keyspace.

The problem with this is that the keys Bovine hands out are issued
from random parts of the keyspace.  (Bovine initially started going
sequentially but then changed after the first 6% or so.)

Your idea isn't totally without merit -- the 6% chunk at the beginning
means that random blocks should be chosen from the last 94%.  (I don't
know whether this is being done....)

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