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Re: A bold ssl idea ?

> I understand that setting up RC4 keys is slower that testing for the correct
> key (I may have misuderstood this bit).

For pure RC4, Yes.  However, SSL is not pure RC4.

> Is it considered practical to modify the brutessl code to have multiple
> message data, and test each against a key from allocated key space ?

You are the third person I've heard think of this.
[ The first did quite a lot of calculations before spotting the problem ! ]

> If so, this may mean that perhaps 3 message can be tested against a single
> in the time two single keys could be tested against one message.

Well, the original suggestion I heard was to try 64K at a time :-))