[rc5] Some thoughts on finding the key

lunaslide lunaslyd at pacbell.net
Wed Oct 22 20:35:01 EDT 1997


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At 10:22 PM 10/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Well, Bovine/distributed.net has said that they are going on to the 
next
>thing, what ever that may be. And, they are going to ask the world 
to go
>along.
>But, should we be inclined to go along, given the apparent 
communications
>difficulties that Bovine has with it's volunteers?
>
>I know that for me this will factor into my decision about where to 
donate
>my spare CPU cycles next. I've had a machine running the GIMPS prime
>search client for a while; maybe I should add more machines to that
>effort? BigScience and the SETI analysis is a very seductive 
project, even if
>it's open-ended. What will distributed.net offer?
>
> If Bovine wants me to participate in the next big distributed 
project, 
>they are going to have to do a pretty good job of convincing me that 
I should
>join them. And part of that will be an improved committment from the
>coordinating team for communications.

Could it be that they found the key, but RSA had to confirm the key 
first and some of the lag could be contributed to that?

another $0.02 on the pile


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