Re: Client ID?

Howard Wilson (
Sun, 11 May 1997 13:12:03 -0500 (CDT)

> You guys are going to run your own RC5 effort? Did you know that there
> already exists a RC5-56 effort, HQ'd at

I had assumed when we were done there would be a mass download of you guy's
software. Maybe I'm wrong.

> We've already done about .68% of the keyspace (which is a lot considering
> the RC5 algorith is a lot longer cycle-wise than DES), and our rates are
> still in the exponential stage of growth. Current time to total
> exhaustion of the keyspace is about 5-6 years, but that keeps dropping.

I for one will help out when we're done here. Hopefully that won't be much
longer. B-)

> If some of you are looking for clients to optimize, I hear our Alpha
> clients really need some work. We also have clients for 95/NT, Win3.1,
> OS/2, Mac 68k, Mac PPC, NeXT i386, NeXT m68k, BeOS, Linux ELF, Linux
> Sparc, BSDI, FreeBSD, NetBSD, IRIX/MIPS, Sun, Solaris, AIX, and HPUX9.

I'm a Pentium 166 with win95.

> We're keeping the source available and allowing people worldwide to
> participate, I guess we'll be the guinea pigs for ITAR enforcement in
> this matter. I've heard that we've already gotten word from SolNET that
> they'll try to help us out when DES-56 is finished, can I also ask that
> some of you might try to do the same and make this one giant effort?

Count on it!

> For more info about the Bovine effort either go to the main page at
> or come see some of the major co-ordinators
> in the #rc5 channel on EFNet IRC.


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