RE: Ideas for improved effort...

Adam Haberlach (HaberlaA@testlab.orst.edu)
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 08:53:55 -0800


> -----Original Message-----
> From: C Matthew Curtin [SMTP:cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com]
> Sent: Sunday, March 30, 1997 8:16 PM
> To: Adam Haberlach
> Cc: deschall@gatekeeper.megasoft.com
> Subject: Re: Ideas for improved effort...
>
> >>>>> "Adam" == Adam Haberlach <HaberlaA@testlab.orst.edu> writes:
> >>>>> "Curtin" == C. Matthew Curtin <cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com>
>
> >>Adam> Also, has anyone been tracking any of the other efforts?
> Are
> >>Adam> we ahead?
>
> Curtin>DES Violation Group http://www.des.violation.net
> Curtin> 0.058% done. Last known search rate: 43 Mkeys/sec.
> Curtin> Estimated time to search 50% of remaining keys: 27
> years.
> Curtin> (stats page under construction, so above figures not
> current).
>
> Curtin>Rocke Verser's DESCHALL.
> http://www.frii.com/~rcv/deschall.htm
> Curtin> 0.162% done. Last known search rate: 165 Mkeys/sec.
> Curtin> Estimated time to search 50% of remaining keys: 7
> years.
>
> The part I like best is having three times the search rate...
>
> >Adam> Maybe we can get some media
> >Adam> attention for being the first to hit 1% or 5% of the keyspace.
>
> Curtin>I sent a note to InfoWorld about the search of 48-bit RC5
> keyspace,
> Curtin>and there was a fair bit of interest there. I think that we
> can
> Curtin>probably get some serious attention by making some sort of
> press
> Curtin>release and sending it to every trade rag, every major
> newspaper,
> Curtin>etc., and getting everyone to call their local media and point
> to it.
>
> I think that should be the main focus right now--we have
> excellent clients which are appearing for platforms as fast as we can
> find them (Thanks, Rocke!). Now all we need is machines. Big
> machines, little machines, whatever. If we could get every Windows NT
> webmaster running the client on their machine, we could be done
> tomorrow. Anyone thinking of a netware client?
>
> Curtin>In the press release, we should describe what we're doing, and
> why
> Curtin>it's important, in terms that a reporter-gopher-type can easily
> Curtin>grasp. Then, further on, we can provide some details about how
> to
> Curtin>participate (i.e., run the client), and some notes about future
> Curtin>directions, and how folks who want to do more can help out
> more.
>
> Curtin>If there are no other volunteers, I suppose I could write a
> draft of
> Curtin>this and float it around the list until it looks like something
> Curtin>reasonable.
>
> I'm willing to work on this as well...
>
> Adam> If we could get a blurb in http://www.wired.com/ or one of the
> Curtin>Maybe we can get Rocke on HotWired's "HotSeat" RealAudio show.
> :-)
>
> Let's try and out-media the Heaven's Gate people...
>
> Curtin>And, of course, there's advertising in sig files (and personal
> home
> Curtin>pages), as well...
>
> I'm going to work on a little icon-button to put on my page,
> similar to the "Netscape NOW!" ones.
>
> ---
> Adam Haberlach
> haberlaa@ucs.orst.edu
> "College is a fountain of knowledge--and I came here to drink"
>