[RC5] Removing Stats?
sdodson at eagle4.cc.gasou.edu
Fri Sep 27 12:00:47 EDT 2002
On 27-Sep-2002, Carl Inglis wrote:
> Because they *were not* participants in the project that found the key.
> It's unfortunate that there was some sort of problem which prevented the
> staffers from verifying the find (ping DNet staffers - any chance of a
> more detail explaining of the problems?) but that doesn't change the fact
> that the project had finished.
Nugget explained it in #distributed last night as :
01:05 <@Nugget> the rub of the problem is that the "success.log" on the
keymaster, which should have been happily sitting at 0 bytes
the whole time, was instead about a gazillion megabytes because there's a buggy client out there that reports false positives.
01:06 <@Nugget> cow was manually going through periodically looking to find the "real" key in there with all the false positives.
01:06 <@Nugget> and his quasi-monthly checking frequency turned out to be
ill-timed. he'd just checked a day or so before the key showed up
01:07 <@Nugget> yeah, it was really unfortunate timing
01:08 <@Nugget> and then when we did find the key, and contact rsa labs, they
were all out of town at a conference. and then they had a
bunch of other press-related business and kept pushing the
announce date back.
01:08 <@Nugget> as recently as yesterday evening we were still trying to choose a date.
Scott Dodson PGP KEY id 0x5F9A9E5E
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