[DES-LIST] DESchall (fwd)

Jim Bowden (bowdenj@iquest.net)
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 11:49:02 -0500 (EST)


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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 15:42:05 +0200 (MET DST)
From: DES Challenge <des@aion.cs.kuleuven.ac.be>
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Subject: [DES-LIST] DESchall

I don't want to sound pessimistic...but...
I had a look at DESchall's homepage

* They are going twice as fast as DES Challenge.
* Connectivity to DESchall's site is MUCH better than DES Challenge's.
* DES Challenge is not considerably growing in key rate. On the contrary, the
recent network and server problems have kept the rate really low the last 24

One question though :

Have DESchall and DES Challenge both started at the same key (all 0's I
assume) and are they generating them in the same way ? If the answer is
yes, then it's clear that it will be the fastest of both that will win
(and we're way behind), if not, it's a pure matter of luck...