Re: [OFFTOPIC] RC5 continues ...

Paul H. Hargrove (hargrove@sccm.Stanford.EDU)
Sun, 13 Apr 1997 00:10:09 -0700 (PDT)

Greg Patterson writes:
> Just a note about this contest. The a.out binary I originally downloaded
> for rc5-client-linux-i486 had a hardcoded identity for
> "". So anyone believing they are working towards
> "" will not be.
> So, make sure you use the ELF version or compile your own from scratch.
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You should grab the "bovine-x86-unix" (or something like that) client.
It has the main loop in assembler and runs about 10% faster on 486s.
They say that on Pentiums the advantage is less and on PPros there is
pretty much no gain.

Paul H. Hargrove                   All material not otherwise attributed         is the opinion of the author or a typo.