Re: RC5 contest news

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 23:41:34 -0500 (EST)

> !!!!! Due to immature people SYN flooding participants in order to
> !!!!! obtain a higher rank on the stats pages, old TCP based clients
> !!!!! are being weeded out immediately. New UDP based clients with
> !!!!! extensive client-authentication features will be released here

Seems like a good reason to use Linux (SYN flooding ineffective).

Anyways, if they don't want your CPU time, others do! Hang around the
crypt groups if you are interested. I know of one project that has only
486 machines available, and would love some help...this one has a working
data set of about 20 Mb though. There other less demanding projects too.

P.S. I've already processed several billion (trillion?) RC5 keys on my
lowly P5-166. All in the name of of course! :-)

Back to regularly scheduled kernel programming...

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team