[RC5] Visualizing Keyspace

Dan Oetting oetting at gldmutt.cr.usgs.gov
Mon Jan 31 15:58:16 EST 2000


At 2:59 -0700 1/26/2000, Ben Ketteridge wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Georg Thurner (TC Int'l / G.Thurner)" <georg.thurner at topcall.co.at>
>Subject: [RC5] Visualizing Keyspace
>
>
>> What about a graphic which visualizes the keyspace ?
>>
>> A simple rectangle with different colored dots representing:
>>
>> Blocks issued for the first time (with no result received sofar)
>> Blocks issued with a result returned
>> Blocks re-issued
>>
>> I think such a graphic would help to understand the progress we make in
>cracking
>> keys.
>YES! This would be really useful in getting new users, I am sure.
>Although the axes would be carefully thought out, as the block space is really
>rather one-dimensional! (sorry have no suggestion just now, but will think on
>it)
>

For RC5-56 there are as many blocks as there are pixles on the two sides of
an 8.5x11.5 page printed at 300x300 ppi. For RC5-64 we have 256 pages (both
sides) to fill in.

-- Dan Oetting <oetting at ghtmail.cr.usgs.gov>


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