1994-06-17 - Re: Prime magnitude and keys…a ?

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From: “Perry E. Metzger” <perry@imsi.com>
To: Jim choate <ravage@bga.com>
Message Hash: b01f58c62acbffd72e4b7ec9186f6d4eeea01cf87ba8579777cab81236b50dff
Message ID: <9406171936.AA02752@snark.imsi.com>
Reply To: <199406171915.OAA11668@zoom.bga.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-06-17 19:37:08 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 17 Jun 94 12:37:08 PDT

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From: "Perry E. Metzger" <perry@imsi.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 94 12:37:08 PDT
To: Jim choate <ravage@bga.com>
Subject: Re: Prime magnitude and keys...a ?
In-Reply-To: <199406171915.OAA11668@zoom.bga.com>
Message-ID: <9406171936.AA02752@snark.imsi.com>
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Jim choate says:
> > 
> > I tell you what, Jim. I'll pay you $10,000 if you can come up with an
> > algorithm that factors numbers or even just breaks RSA in O(log(n))
> > time or less (where n is the length of the number being factored or
> > the public key). I'd offer more, but it would be cruel. If you don't
> > know what the notation O(f(n)) means, please don't come back asking.
> Ok Perry, you are on. When I recieve a certified letter from your lawyer 
> with the appropriate paperwork detailing where the $10k is being held
> in escrow I will have a certified letter sent to you aknowledeing 
> receipt of it. Short of that you are blowing smoke...

Why should *I* do it? Thats time and expense for me. If you are so
sure of yourself, feel free to have your attorneys write up anything
you like. If it looks reasonable, I'll happily sign. I won't put money
in escrow, though, as "forever" is a long time to have my cash tied