[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)

Gareth Young. garethy at netcomuk.co.uk
Tue Jan 6 23:17:11 EST 1998


On 05-Jan-98, Skip Huffman wrote:
>On Mon, 05 Jan 1998 11:48:00 -0500, Christopher Hodson (Consultant)
>wrote:

>>I would suggest smaller blocks.  The faster client would simply need to
>>download more blocks, but if you are running a slower client, it would
>>be nice if it could report blocks in a timely manner.  That is, if a
>>286(or Mac SE, etc.) gets a hold of the winning key, we don't want it
>>holding on to the block for a week.

>Even with the current block size a pokey machine can get through it in
>less than a day.

Yes, but then a lot of people might set up high numbers of buffers and only
flush them when they've done them all.  You could have an ancient machine with
a winning key hanging around trying to do another 50 blocks.  

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