[rc5] I GOT THE KEY !

Jo Hermans Jo.Hermans at vub.ac.be
Thu Oct 23 14:56:48 EDT 1997

(it took a while before I could send this message, because of problems
with my email-account)

Yes, I was the head of that team (jo at dinf.vub.ac.be)


We found the key on Sunday 19th, around 13:25:06 GMT. I got a call from
Nugget Tuesday around 06:30 GMT, and he asked to keep it quiet for 36
hours, until RSA had made their press-release.

BTW, I saw some 'tongue in cheek' messages from Nuget on the mailing
list, like the one below. Funny !

>     Subject: 
>              Re: [rc5] The contest over? Naaaahhh...
>        Date: 
>              Tue, 21 Oct 1997 09:16:06 -0500
>       From: 
>              David McNett <nugget at slacker.com>
>   Reply-To: 
>              rc5 at llamas.net
>          To: 
>              rc5 at llamas.net
> Icepick says:
> >Isn't the % complete that is shown on the stats, based upon the number
> >of blocks returned?  If so, when we're 100% complete, we're done.  There
> >are no blocks left to check. 
> This is 100% correct.  :)
> -/\/ugget

Sorry about this late reaction, but I'm currently having a HUGE
headache, and the party hasn't started yet ...

Jo Hermans
System Manager WFS, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

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