[rc5] v3

Mike Lingk mlingk at enteract.com
Thu Oct 23 17:03:23 EDT 1997

  I was curious if this protocol will be owned by D.N. and who will beat 
off Microsoft when they try to steal the implementation to add it to 
Windows 00?  Hmmm, there's that 2000 thing again ;)

   -Mike Lingk

-----Original Message-----
From:	Sebastian Kuzminsky [SMTP:kuzminsk at taussky.cs.colorado.edu]
Sent:	Thursday, October 23, 1997 2:54 PM
To:	rc5 at llamas.net
Subject:	[rc5] v3

"Adam L. Beberg" <beberg at distributed.net> wrote:
] First let me say that v3 will be a big step away from the way
] distributed.net has operated in the past. From the start I'm designing v3 
] as an open protocol. This means that client development, and the writing
] of cores, will be open to anyone with the required skill and motivation.
] v3 is a full protocol specification for distributed computing, not just a 
] new client. You will also eventually be able to run your own server/proxy 
] for academic projects, so no more waiting 3 weeks for your thesis project 
] to process :)

   This may be the most exciting and inspiring thing i have ever read on
this mailing list.

   Finding a 56-bit RC5 key is a neat stunt, a huge computational task,
and makes an important point to the US government (who may or may not be
paying attention, and who may or may not understand it if they are).
However, the development of an open, widely deployed distributed
processing system is an event of an entirely different order.  If done
right this could radically add to the set of problems that ordinary
people can do.


Sebastian Kuzminsky
kuzminsk at cs.colorado.edu

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