[RC5] DES coming...

dbaker at cuckoo.com dbaker at cuckoo.com
Wed Nov 25 15:08:03 EST 1998

On 24-Nov-1998, Patrick Coen wrote:
> Andreas Kunz wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> > -We'd have to find a possibility to switch to DES VERY fast to have a
> > chance. [...] Can't the clients connect to the keyservers when they 
> > feel it could be time for DES? Or sort of popup-Window for the
> > not-always-connected Computers: "Hey guy, I think DES started! What
> > about connecting?".
> Having all the clients connect at about the same time would create a
> huge amount of net traffic, wouldn't it ? 

 Yep.  Additionally, the keymaster can't generate blocks quickly enough
 to handle such a load.  At the beginning of DES-II-2, it took it about ~40
 minutes just to fill the buffers off the proxies.


dbaker at cuckoo.com - CuckooNet Consultant - www.cuckoo.com
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