[RC5] [ADMIN] CSC Statistics

Forbes_Thayne at emc.com Forbes_Thayne at emc.com
Mon Jan 3 18:15:26 EST 2000

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Basil A. Daoust [SMTP:basildaoust at home.com]
> Sent:	Monday, January 03, 2000 12:19 PM
> To:	rc5 at lists.distributed.net
> Subject:	Re: [RC5] [ADMIN] CSC Statistics
> It seems odd that we have had to complete so much of the keyspace and yet
> we 
> still have not found the key... depending on how much work reported is
> duplicate
> I would think the odds of being at 80% and not hit the key to be fairly
> low.
> Basil
I'm no statistician, but I suspect that the odds of getting to 80% and not
hitting the key are about 1 in 5.

DES-II-1 was solved after checking 90% of the keyspace.

DES-III was solved after checking about 30% of the keyspace.  

You win some.  You win some more.

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