[RC5] Possible challenge

Christopher Hicks chicks at chicks.net
Thu Mar 7 08:29:21 EST 2002


On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Jeff Palmer wrote:
> Just a few seconds of research shows d.net would not qualify.
>
> "This is a "Show Your Work" Problem
>  To make sure that you did not just guess an arbitrary bodacion, you
> must be able to demonstrate that you have cracked the code by
> presenting all your work, and by being able to crack any series of
> bodacions. "
>
> IE. Brute force is not suitable for this problem.

Using genetic algorithms, or some other algorihm guessing method, brute
force may well be applicable.  But that would be quite far beyond the
sorts of brute force projects distributed.net has done in the past.

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</chris>

Eagerly awaiting the Big Dnet Announcemnet.

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