[RC5] Is the RC5-72 ending soon?

Ed Wensell III ewensell3 at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 3 10:40:10 EDT 2007


Unless we can convince the 700,000+ PS3s participating in Folding or SETI at Home to switch over... We could wrap this up much sooner...

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--- On Fri, 11/2/07, Kevin McCoy <kgmccoy at idk-inc.com> wrote:

> From: Kevin McCoy <kgmccoy at idk-inc.com>
> Subject: Re: [RC5] Is the RC5-72 ending soon?
> To: D.net Discussion <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
> Date: Friday, November 2, 2007, 5:32 PM
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> Rick,<br>
> <br>
> You are correct. RSA has withdrawn the cash prize and
> won't reveal the
> secret key. We don't need them to determine if the key
> has been found
> though. There was some talk about Dnet offering the prize,
> but I don't
> know if that went anywhere.<br>
> <br>
> Many people want to continue running RC5-72 (and are
> obviously doing
> so), but it will likely take decades before the key is
> found. <br>
> <br>
> Right after RC5-72 started I whipped out my calculator and
> figured out
> how long RC5 would take to run. That's when I switched
> all my 70+
> machines over to OGR. :-)<br>
> <br>
> Pick your contest and continue cracking!<br>
> <br>
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> <p class="MsoNormal">Kevin G.
> McCoy</p>
> <p class="MsoNormal"> Celebrating 10 years
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> Rick McCombs wrote:
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>   <pre>Even though the RC5-72 is shown as active.
> I found in the archives and other places that RSA has or
> will
> discontinue to sponsor  RC5-72
> or something.
> Should I be running the OGR or something else?
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