FW: Just how does it know?

Zuschlag, Fred N. (694047@swfmail.swflant.lmsc.lockheed.com)
Thu, 01 May 97 08:21:00 PDT


Because the way RSA setup the challenge, the data begins with a known
pattern.

Fred.Zuschlag@lmco.com

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Subject: Just how does it know?

I've finally got my firewall problems straightened out (thanks to those =
that helped me!) and now my Pentium-166 at work joins my 486-66 at home =
in the search.

I do have one question about this effort in general - How does the =
program know when the correct key has been found? Presumably, if someone
=
were trying keys by hand, they'd look at the output and, if it was =
unreadable, they'd know it wasn't the right key. But how does a program =
decide?

Shaun