[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)

Daniel Baker dbaker at wrangler.cuckoo.com
Thu Jan 1 18:33:07 EST 1998


> On Thu, 01 Jan 1998 15:36:27 -0800, Paul West wrote:
> 
> >
> >I've dropped my buffin from 1000 to 100, because of this
> >and advise everyone else to to the same.  If you don't
> >we could lose more processing power for DES than we can
> >afford to lose.
> 
> I don't run a proxy but couldn't you just copy the buffer files to a
> safe place when the DES challenge starts and then replace the buffer
> files once DES is fallen?

No, the current personal proxies will not support DES.

(ie, you can't just delete your rc5-64 buffers and have them replaced
with DES buffers)

You will need to upgrade to the DES/RC5-64 clients, and upgrade your
proxy.

Daniel Baker
distributed.net
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