[RC5] time spent on RC5-72

david fleischer cilantro_il at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 27 02:27:38 EDT 2007


Yes, that's the power of numbers. By adding a digit you're making the
job more difficult ;-) How many digits do you need to add in order to 
make the job impossible? Well, nobody knows. That's why we have projects 

----- Original Message ----
From: bert <bertodell at suddenlink.net>
To: D.net Discussion <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 2:11:51 AM
Subject: [RC5] time spent on RC5-72


With the amount of time passed so far with RC5-72,we are almost at the 
mark when RC5-64 finished, at 1757 days(when the key was found) or 
technically 1800 days when it was stopped. At the current rate I doubt 
if we will ever see 1% before the 10th year anniversary of RC5-72 or go 
as far as RC5-64 did in anyone's lifetime lol. 


Bert O'Dell
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