[RC5] RE: Do not forget about the cheaters :)

Décio Luiz Gazzoni Filho decio at revistapcs.com.br
Fri Jan 9 08:26:49 EST 2004


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OK, suppose it could be done right (and in fact Bovine is working towards that 
goal). Still, how do you make sure cheating isn't taking place? Just checking 
timestamps, for instance, would amount to a rather naïve scheme.

I stand by my suggestion.

Décio

On Friday 09 January 2004 10:50, groovyr at comcast.net wrote:
> At 5:36 PM -0500 1/8/04, rc5-request at lists.distributed.net wrote:
> >Identity-based checking is far from ideal. This is the kind of thing that
> >easily gets hacked.
>
> not when done right.
>
> > If there's a way to mathematically prove, up to a certain
> >level of confidence, that the work was actually done, I don't see why one
> >would do differently.
> >
> >DÈcio
>
> Not when done right.   In fact there is no need to even hid the marker 
> since the server will only accept a marker that matches the other part
> sitting on the server.    PGP basically.
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