Re: TCP gateway?

C Matthew Curtin (cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com)
Sat, 29 Mar 1997 23:25:21 -0500 (EST)


Congrats to Karl for having the first "real" post to the new list :-)

>>>>> "Karl" == Karl J Runge <runge@crl.com> writes:

Karl> Short of this could somebody tell me the UDP port number the
Karl> client uses?

8669

Karl> I don't want to, but I might be able to rig up
Karl> some perl scripts on both sides of my connection transmitting
Karl> the UDP information.

There are actually a number of things that I'd like to see done, in
order to increase the number of clients we can get running.

* Support for HTTP proxies. The number of machines behind corporate
firewalls is huge, and this provides a very standard way for them to
access the keyspace server.

* Support for occasionally-connected machines. This would get us
access to lots of other machines on the other ends of dialup-type
PPP and SLIP links for lots of folks at home.

Actually, I rather like the design of the system that the group that
found the 48-bit RC5 key for their coordinated DES search. Lots of
clients are supported, there's some simple checks to get some
confidence level that the keyspace that the client reports searched
actually has been, there's a hierarchy of servers, etc.

But they aren't done building everything to their beautiful
specification :-) Actually, I haven't heard anything on any of those
lists for a while now, probably two weeks, so I'm not sure that any
real work is actually being done.

Perhaps we can borrow some of these ideas to make our search a more
effective one?

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