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Re: SSL trouble

>> Use integrity checks to ensure that the slaves are acting
>> properly. One method of doing this is to keep secret part of
>> the known plaintext (say 16 bits). A slave is required to
>> report _all_ matches in the range to the master. Slaves who
>> report a statistically low number of matches may be considered
>> suspicious. It is a simple matter to allocate part of that
>> keyspace to another processor for a double-check.

>  Please don't do anything like this.  This will prevent people
>like me who prefer the "random" method from participating.

Not true, it would be open for anybody to sweep a random space and report the 
results. The only difference would be that the sweeper who discovered the real 
key would not be the first to know of a break and that it would not be possible 
to attack the crack through dishonestly claiming to have swept space that hadn't