[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)

Jim C. Nasby nasby at enteract.com
Thu Jan 1 17:24:41 EST 1998

Ummm... I have a question...

Will all support for RC5 be dropped during the duration of DES II? I've got some
clients that I won't easily be able to convert, and I'd hate to have them
churning random blocks for 23 days.

Based on what Nugget said in the state of d.net address this week, it sounds like
RC5 processing will be able to run concurrent with DES II. (What he said, if I
remember correctly, is that RC5 stats will still be collected during DES II, you
just won't be able to get to them.)

Could we get some clarification on how DES II will affect RC5 clients/proxies?


mlarocque at shaw.wave.ca wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Jan 1998, Matthew Dobrindt wrote:
> > Sorry, I've got to go on topic for a sec  :)
> >
> > It's my understanding that the new DES clients will be released somewhere
> > around the 7th. On the day the contest starts the proxies will begin
> > handing out DES blocks instead of RSA. So if the day before the contest
> > starts your personal proxy downloads 10000 blocks or your clients have a
> > full buff-in of 1000 this contest won't get the good start needed to crunch
> > this within <23 days.
> My understanding is that there will be new perproxies to go along with
> the new clients. So, I'm just going to 'turn off' my current perproxy,
> install the new one in a new directory, turn it on, and turn on the
> new clients. When DES II is complete, I'll just turn on the old
> (current) perproxy and clients again.
> Mike
> <*> Michael Larocque - mlarocque at shaw.wave.ca - mrl at riscan.com <*>
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