[rc5] The prize money....

Milton Forte II mwf at ibm.net
Fri Oct 24 19:57:35 EDT 1997

In < at mail.bit.net.id>, on 10/23/97 
   at 11, Irwan Hadi <phoenix at cutey.com> said:

>Hash: SHA1

>At 10:50 23/10/97 -0400, you wrote:

>>Clearly, we need to do both:   Use advanced technology (recruit more
>>P-II's, etc), and to recruit MORE PEOPLE.    Its estimated that we had
>>25,000 machines or so at the time of the 56-bit find.    To have any
>>reasonable chance at 64-bit success in a decent time frame (under five
>>years), I think we need closer to half a million participants.   I do NOT
>>think that's out of the question.
>Yeah I really agree with you. Why don't we work together with infinite and 
>cyberian, so this can double our strength. Better if now we think that to 
>crack RC5-8 (8X8 = 64 bit), NOT a competition among another teams, but to 
>show .......... you can see it in the FAQ at bovine homepage. If we work
>together there are some benefits:
>1. We can get many people.
>2. We can exchange our tallents with the other team, for eg: Cyberian can 
>make a faster clients, Bovine can make a faster proxy, 
>These can make our strength become more and more.

Maybe this can happen, if the v3 specs are ready soon!

Milton                                        mwf at ibm.net

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