[RC5] DES II-3 Work to Completion?

Chuck Todd ctodd at magiclink.com
Thu Dec 24 08:19:47 EST 1998


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On Wed, 23 Dec 1998 10:20:45 -0600, dbaker at cuckoo.com 
wrote:

>
> I still plan to disable DES as soon as the solution is
> found.  This will notify the proxies that the DES contest
> is closed and they will then notify clients and pproxies.
>
> I can see no benefit to completing the full DES keyspace;
> all it will do is cause more load on the proxy network 
and
> on the keymaster.
>
>Daniel
>

The whole point of this exercise to find the key to a 
message we already know is: "too do the Work!"  We do not 
need the Answer,  We Need the Task!

Chuck Todd.

P.S.
   If we stop before the key is found, we never know if we 
could find the key.
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