[RC5] Is the RC5-72 ending soon?

John Ragland rc5 at soliton.cotse.net
Sun Nov 4 16:35:20 EST 2007


On Fri, 02 Nov 2007 14:32:04 -0700, you wrote:

>Rick,
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>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 RSA has withdrawn the cash prize and won't reveal the secret key.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.
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>Many people want to continue running RC5-72 (and are obviously doing so), but it will likely take decades before the key is found. 
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>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. :-)
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>Pick your contest and continue cracking!

I plan to donate a small amout of money to give to the winner of
RC5-72. I'm thinking of sending it to Distributed Net with a note of
what it is for.


John Ragland


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