[rc5] Some thoughts on finding the key
HaberlaA at testlab.orst.edu
Wed Oct 22 21:43:21 EDT 1997
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> From: Brian Murphy [SMTP:brianm at earthlink.net]
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> >> 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?
> >With the DESChall effort, we knew within hours, I believe. It
> >found around midnight i believe, and was reported to the list
> by the
> >middle of the next afternoon. It didn't take nearly 4 days.
> >whatever reason, they definitely held onto the info for a
> >Only they can say why.
> - From what I hear, there is an automated system at RSA that
> allows people to check their keys. There should be a pretty
> quick turnaround time on that.
> > I don't think it would take RSA that long to verify it,
> >it's definitely possible that there is some other valid
> reason. I
> >must admit, I share alot of peoples sentiments that
> >conveys the "appearance" of either not caring, or not being
> >organized. When comparing this effort to the DESChall
> >of similar magnitude), I must say that DESChall was *vastly*
> >organized than distributed.net *seems* to be. Obviously, I
> have no
> DESChall did not attempt to do as much, which is in my humble
> opinion, a good thing.
> Priority #1: Fast Clients.
> Priority #2: Clients for many platforms.
> Priority #3: Server reliability
> Priority #4: Statistics.
> It seemed to me that DESChall was more organized because it
> was pretty much run by one person, and because he didn't care
> what happened as long as the keys kept getting checked. We
> didn't have much in the way of stats for quite some time--
> people were expected to keep their own. Or not care. Compare
> this to Bovine--we already have people whining about not have
> stats for the 64-bit competition, when it started in the last
> 24 hours, and quite unexpectedly.
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> Adam Haberlach haberlaa at ucs.orst
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