Slow machines running the client...

Brian See (
Sun, 4 May 1997 23:35:42 -0400 (EDT)

I know people have been bragging about how fast their dual PPros are
crunching through the DES keyspace....I wonder what the _slowest_ machine
people are throwing at the challenge is, though?

Just for kicks, I ran the Mac client on a good old Mac Classic II;
it's been up for over 24 hours, now, and is reporting going through 2^22
pairs of keys in around 4200 seconds.

Hey, every little bit counts, right? :)

(Sad to say, there are a few dozen of those machines in labs around
campus, being used as low-end email terminals...)


Brian See                     : " have to suffer to play brass, you :  have to blow so hard sometimes you forget            :  your own Social Security number." 
                              :         -- Garrison Keillor, APHC 12/7/96