[rc5] v3

Joseph Fisk joe at rm405n-a.roberts.fit.edu
Mon Oct 27 22:59:32 EST 1997


On Mon, 27 Oct 1997, Bill Plein wrote:

> Describing a board configuration and the move therein would take a lot more
> data than describing a single RC-128 key, and describing all possible board
> configurations and all possible moves for that board. Whoa, that's a HUGRE
> library.

I think he was referring to the total possible combinations of board
configurations.

RC5/128 has a tad more than
34,028,236,691,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 total
possible keys.

I have no idea how many possible combinations there are in chess... :-P

Joseph

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