Newbie Questions

Indi Trehan (indi@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU)
Sat, 10 May 1997 16:04:47 -0700 (PDT)


Hi...please excuse the rather elementary nature of these questions, as I
just joined the effort and I have some questions that weren't answered in
the FAQ (or at least I couldn't find them)... Please reply (or cc) to me
directly since I read personal mail more frequently than mailing list
mail...

1) How do I know if my computer has found the key? Will I get some sort
of visual prompt or message on my screen? Will this automatically be
recorded with the person organizing the effort?

2) My ISP uses dynamic IP addresses and so my IP address is different
every time I dial in...does this matter? Will my machine still be
identified as the "winner" if it doesn't have its own unique permanent IP
address?

3) Are there any special measures to be taken on a multiprocessor system?
Would running the deschal program in two separate windows help? (I'm
running WinNT 4.0) I ask because in the DOS window that I'm running it
in, it says "Processor #1: Working". Is there some parameter I can set to
make it use both processors or to make it use both CPUs more efficiently?

4) If I win, is it possible to remain anonymous as the winner?

Thanks so much for your help.

Indi Trehan
indi@ucsee.eecs.berkeley.edu