[rc5] Client suggestion
gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Wed Oct 8 20:39:06 EDT 1997
Nice idea, but there's no known hash or anything else that would
allow the computation of the "tail-end" of the keyspace in the order
that the keys are being assigned centrally. They're being assigned in
strips chosen (apparently) randomly from the keyspace.
Implementing an idea of the sort you describe would require some
method to generate a key in the last hunk of the keyspace that will be
assigned. Unfortunately, there is no known way to do that because of
the (publicly available) method of selecting strips.
-- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
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Subject: [rc5] Client suggestion
Author: <rc5 at llamas.net > at SMTP
Date: 10/8/97 1:01 PM
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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