[rc5] Question for beginner

Dawson dawson at ee.net
Tue Oct 28 00:17:49 EST 1997


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At 07:59 PM 10/27/97 -0500, you wrote:
>You know, sometimes I wonder... perhaps I should have pressed my point
>harder back in June about searching the first 256th of the 64 bit keyspace
>while we were searching the 56 bit keyspace. 
<snip>

My understanding of what came out of this whole issue was that it would work, 
except for the fact that the two contest used different IVs (initialization 
vectors), so each would chain differently, thus rendering that approach 
unusable.

Phillip Dawson
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