[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)

Martin Brandt plstkman at island.net
Tue Jan 6 18:16:12 EST 1998


>>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.

then why mess with the block size?  you'd have to increase the maximum block
download to accomodate faster machines, and then this same "lot of people"
could have their machine doing 5000 blocks before reporting..  with the
current block size any machine *could* be setup to report daily.


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