[RC5] 2 machines...

Christopher Hodson (Consultant) cmh at fpk.hp.com
Mon Jun 15 17:36:20 EDT 1998


Daniel Baker wrote:
> 
> > Somebody wrote,
> >
> > > > >They could do that, except that they only have enough hard disk space right
> > > > now to have 4
> > > > >open keyspaces at once.  I don't see why they couldn't just go out > >and get a new hd, but
> > > >
> > > > Well, do you want to buy it for them? I doubt another HD so we can
> >
> >
> > I'm curious...  What size drive is needed to do One Keyspace????
> 
> The RC5-64 keyspace is divided into 256 56 bit subspaces.
> A subspace is 67108864 (67.1 megs) bytes, making the full
> keyspace 17179869184 bytes (17.1 gigs).
> 
> Daniel
> 

So with drives as low as 4gig/$200, this is an $1000 problem.  In other
words, a pittance.
--
Christopher M. Hodson
System Admin (Consultant)
Hewlett Packard Engineering Services Group
cmh at fpk.hp.com
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