[rc5] RC64 keyspace

Joseph Fisk joe at rm405n-a.roberts.fit.edu
Wed Oct 29 06:16:56 EST 1997

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Bill Plein wrote:

> While I think it is important to run these type of numbers, has anyone
> thought about this in the "real world".
> Minimum byte examples do NOT help you in the real world. Such data isn't
> indexed; it cannot be viewed easily.

Yes, I have thought about that.  If you are tracking allocation of blocks
in a file of minimum possible size, random access is still of course
possible.  Just jump to the 2N bit to find the 2 bits relevant to block N.

Obviously there is some serious storage capacity at Bovine, because they
are definitely keeping track of far, far more than just the allocation of


** C. Joseph Fisk (mdmbkr)                           mdmbkr at chillin.org **
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