[RC5] How to Interpret Keyspace Plots, please?
Jim C. Nasby
nasbjim at charlie.cns.iit.edu
Mon Jun 8 20:50:30 EDT 1998
There are several reasons, but the biggest one is load on the master. As the
master gets closer and closer to 100% on a keyspace, it becomes much more
difficult for it to find keys that havn't already been handed out. So, we had
to switch keyspaces at around the 80-90% point so that we weren't hammering
Again, it doesn't really mattered how the keys get handed out, since they all
have the same probability of being THE key. :)
Dennis Lo wrote:
> I went to the keyspace plots page
> and I found the following data
> Sent 0x64 98.03%
> Sent 0x66 81.45%
> Sent 0x68 86.09%
> Sent 0x6a 34.87%
> I do not understand that why do not they send out all 0x64 blocks (i.e.
> 100%), before they start to send out 0x66 blocks.
> Could someone tell me what is the reason that D.Net starts to distribute
> a new keyspace before they have send out all blocks in an "old"
> keyspace, please?
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