[RC5] new project idea

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho decio at revistapcs.com.br
Mon Apr 22 18:42:32 EDT 2002


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I believe the whole idea here is about the progress of science, or whatever. I 
don't see this helping science much.

Plus, it'd depend too much on the quality of network connection, rather than 
computing power.

Then there's the gray area relating to whether scanning is lawful or not, 
though I don't see it applying in this case.

On Monday 22 April 2002 12:27, Jamie Fifield wrote:
> Perhaps this has been considered, but what about distributed scanning
> for open mail relays and tying into ORDB or a similar service?
>
> Obviously, there's many clients for whom this wouldn't be appropriate,
> but I've got a bunch that I'd be happy to see doing this, I'm sure
> others do too.
>
> I don't see this as a contest of course, I don't even know if there's
> any point in keeping stats.  I see it as more of an ongoing project.
> The key server could hand out IP blocks and the clients could do a few
> at a time in the backround while crunching on one of the other contests.
>
> Anyway, the idea came to me in the weee hours of the morning; it
> seemed like a cool idea at the time. :)
>
> What do you guys think?
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