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Progress so far
Well, we're now about 30 hours into the crack, and here are some
very rough stats.
We've swept a bit over 1/4 of the keyspace. Only 60% of requests have
been ACKed so far - PLEASE check to make sure your acks have
The largest segments completed are a 128 (mine), and 4 100's
(3 are mine :-) Over 9000 segments have been swept in 3-segment
chunks, by far the most popular size.
I count people from uk, at, se, ee, fr, ie, kr, nl, de, no, au, za, nz,
fi, ca, be, is, and us, by a casual inspection - I'm sure there are more.
It's pretty clear that the server is the bottleneck, though also looks
like some people are biting off more than they can chew. I would
have probably swept another couple hundred today if I could have
obtained the key space.
Since a lot of sweepers are not on the cpunk list, notices of
updates and progress would be well put in the /brute/ page.
I'm going away for a week and a half's vacation. I'll try to watch for
results in sci.crypt, but I probably won't see the cpunk list until I'm
Senior Software Engineer
Purveyor Development Team
Process Software Corporation