[RC5] How do we know???

gindrup at okway.okstate.edu gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
Wed Jan 28 14:20:22 EST 1998

     The clients are designed to give little clue when the key is found.  
     This is to prevent an unsavory character finding the key using D.Net 
     clients, chopping off his network connection and reporting the key 
     "independently" for the full prize.
     At the end of RC5-56 it was commented that the pproxies had a slight 
     difference in their logs when the key was found.  I'd check the 
     archives around 25 October 1997 to be sure.
     It hasn't been stated (to my knowledge) whether the key-serving 
     proxies will automatically switch the instant the DES-II key is 
     and reported (back to RC5-64).  I would suspect that they would 
     for the reasons given above.  (An unsavory person could wait until 
     central servers aren't giving out DES blocks, walk backwards through 
     his logs attempting keys.  If this person's client found the key, 
     they'll find it and have the ability to report it, possibly before 
     D.Net people can report it.)
            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at Okway.okstate.edu

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Subject: [RC5] How do we know??? 
Author:  <rc5 at llamas.net > at SMTP
Date:    1/28/98 12:51 PM

I'm a bit confused...
How will we know when the key is hit? Does the client know or ??? Does 
person holding the key get an email, fireworks from the local client, a 
 Mark Pulver - http://www.wwa.com/~mpulver    The "Son of The MIDI Wall"

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