[RC5] [ADMIN] New Clients, DES-TEST, and Caffeine
nugget at distributed.net
Sat Jan 2 11:31:51 EST 1999
The first of the 425 clients are beginning to appear on the ftp site.
There's already a nice list of platforms, including FreeBSD, Linux,
Solaris, and Win32 CLI. Now's a good time to check for your platform
and start upgrading. You'll definitely want to be running one of
these when DES-III fires up on the 18th.
If 18-Jan seems too far away for you, and you're just impatient to start
testing DES keys, then we've got a good solution. At 09:00 PST (That's
17:00 UTC) on 3-Jan, We'll be starting the DES-TEST contest. This is a
bit later than we'd originally planned, but the extra time will be
useful for us in getting more clients out the door. Even though the
older clients are perfectly capable of participating in the contest, the
new 425 clients will switch faster and run better and we'd like to make
this test as effective and comprehensive as possible.
A NEWFOUND APPRECIATION FOR CAFFEINE
It's been a long and eventful night of coding and coordination behind
the scenes here at distributed.net. It seems like every one of our
coders and admins crawled out of the woodwork and got motivated here
at the zero hour. Even John Gilmore from EFF made an appearance,
working with Bovine on the Deep Crack client. We've managed to
accomplish a great deal tonight and we're very well-positioned to
tackle DES-III in a few weeks. Expect more developments over the
next few days as the coders port and compile the new clients for
all of our platforms.
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