[rc5] wrong winning key ?
Jo.Hermans at vub.ac.be
Thu Oct 23 15:57:38 EDT 1997
David McNett wrote:
> Jo Hermans was heard saying:
> >Sorry, but I noticed that the winning key mentioned in several
> >wasn't correct.
> >The real one (according to my log, and the mails from Nugget) is :
> >The bad one is : 0x532B744CC20999 (last digit is wrong)
> Actually, this is the result of an "off-by-one" error in the client.
> We've known about it for quite some time, but since it's an error that
> only happened once, it was not a top priority to fix. :) The logfile
> was spit out on success after the key increments (to check the next
> key) instead of before.
> 0x532B744CC20999 is *the* key.
DAMN ! My boss just told me that he had the number engraved into
something. That one is off by one too !
Maybe we should tattoo the right key on my forehead ? No ! Peter's
forehead ! His picture is at http://www.starlab.vub.ac.be/staff/peter
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