Re: Client ID?

Paonia Ezrine (paonia@exon.massart.edu)
Sat, 10 May 1997 00:17:37 -0400 (EDT)


This info what also be useful if a us only attack is going to be conducted
on the next cypher in the rsa contest series after this one is done. The
energy of this effort could be harnessed before it disapeats with clients
targets at the platforms more people are running when it is over. Or some
other sceme
paonia

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> I'm curious - is there any way of determining how many of each client we
> currently have in use?
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> While DESChall is primarily about cooperation (with a bit of intercampus
> rivalry thrown in), it might be useful to have a listing of how many of each
> type of machine we have. For example:
>
> Out of 1500 clients
> 20% are 586 machines running Windows
> 10% are 601 PowerPC machines running MacOS
> etc...
>
> These stats might be a good tool to enlist OS partisans in the race to break
> DES (ie, MacintoshOS, Linux, NT users.) For example, if MacOS is only
> putting in 5% of the clients/keys, I can put out a call with weight to die
> hard Macintosh users to download the client and start cranking - all in the
> name of bolstering the MacOS. If Windows is losing ground to some other OS,
> I'm sure some brave soul could attempt to post to one of the advocacy or
> announce groups and try and gain support that way.
>
> At least one of the RC5 challenges is ranking clients in this way, and it
> seems to be a good way of getting attention.
>
> TC
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