[RC5] I think we have a some serious problems...

Greg Wooledge wooledge at kellnet.com
Tue Jan 13 21:37:45 EST 1998


rc5 at xyzzy.com (rc5 at xyzzy.com) wrote:

> 1) I'm running the 2.7001.380 CLI Windoze/95 client on a 20mhz Pentium
> PC. It claims to do 375000 keys/sec and yet it seems like it's taking 
> LONGER
> than the RC5 client. (I believe others have pointed this out already)

By default the DES blocks are 2^30 keys, or 4 times the size of the
old RC5 blocks.  You can configure the client to grab blocks of keys
from 2^28 to 2^32 keys long (though I haven't actually tried anything
but 2^30 myself).

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