RE: First place.

Justin Wolf (
Tue, 15 Apr 1997 23:43:19 -0700

You actually think that DES is too weak when it takes all the hackers in =
the known unix world to stage an attempt which has been so far =
unsuccessful? Hmm... different point of view I guess.

-Justin Wolf (

-----Original Message-----
From: C Matthew Curtin []
Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 1997 11:25 PM
To: Golan Klinger
Cc:;; =
Subject: Re: First place.

> Name/Address Blocks Time Last Avg
> Done Working Checked-in Mkeys/sec1
> 38384 19.8 days 22 secs ago 6.032
> 38205 19.8 days 1 mins ago 6.01

> Wwe're in first now. Regarding the suggestion to switch to the
> Deschall and Brydder clients, sure, why not? Where are they? No use
> stopping and joining another effort when we're in first place,
> right?

First place of what? :-) We (the deschall group) are doing >

Plus, we'll soon be able to traverse firewalls, which we hope will
significantly increase the number of available clients.

Our status reports are available at

Stop playing around with <10Mkeys/sec and join us. :-) That's a lot of
keys, but if everyone can coordinate their efforts together, the
faster we'll get through the keyspace and prove that DES is too weak
for real applications...

Matt Curtin Chief Scientist Megasoft, Inc. = I speak only for =
Death to small keys. Crack DES NOW! =