[RC5] Winning key statsistics stuff

Brice D. Fleckenstein ciga at surf-ici.com
Wed Apr 1 21:36:47 EST 1998


> Seriously, the original poster is confusing two different levels.  If we
> solved a whole bunch of these contests and graphed where in the keyspace
> the "winning" key was, then it would form a bell curve

 Not it wouldn't. The plot would be FLAT give or take standard
deviation, if enough contests were run to be statistically significant.

 You're not using multiple "dice" for key generation - you're using a
SINGLE die of a heck of a lot of sides.

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