[RC5] Keylength problems in 383 client

Sanford Olson sanford at msn.fullfeed.com
Thu Jan 15 11:01:55 EST 1998


At 08:55 AM 1/15/98 -0500, you wrote:
[snip]
>I am wondering why it reports the size of a 2^31 block (basically) when I am
>using 2^30 blocks.
>On my DOS box I am using 2^28 blocks but it reports the completed block 
>size as a 2^29 block.

The DES client is checking pairs of complementary keys, so each "key" in
the 2^30 block represents two keys.  In the previously client build, the
number of keys in a block was under-reported, so that NumberOfKeys <>
KeysPerSeconds * ElapsedTime.  Apparently, this is now corrected.

- Sanford

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