[RC5] Filling the gaps

dbaker at cuckoo.com dbaker at cuckoo.com
Wed Nov 25 15:59:35 EST 1998

On 25-Nov-1998, Brian Lintz wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 1998 dbaker at cuckoo.com wrote:
> >  We are already able to fill these gaps by simply "recycling" blocks that
> >  have been MIA for a couple months.  This way, users don't have to intervene
> >  if they think their client/box/connection is stable.  I think it's safe to
> >  say that blocks over 90 days old are subject to being recycled. 
> But, in a contest that has a lifespan of a day or three, one MIA block
> could essentially be our doom, couldn't it?

 Yes, my last post referred to RC5-64.  In a contest such as DES, the 
 keymaster will recycle the keyspace upon complete assignment.


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