the_13th_labour (the_13th_labour) wrote,
the_13th_labour
the_13th_labour

further announcement

DON'T PANIC

Right, rather sooner than I'd expected.. the future outlook...

All in all, the god we like to call chimera245 has decided that he is happy to complete his mission of either finding the key within, or completing a search of all ascii translated alphanumeric keys (keys that are composed of every combination of 0-9, a-z and A-Z).

That means that in about about 40 days (and 40 nights), there's the possibility we'll need to have a new home, and a new plan for the keyspace. Rather than waiting for that to hit us, we think it's worth having something else in place to continue responding to the community effort.

chimera has said he'll help with the re-molding of the client to cope with this, and lend/license us on the server application in it's new home. That means we have two issues.

1/ What changes should we make to the keyspace
2/ Where is the project going to live

Any suggestions for #1 are welcome. But more urgently we need a solution to #2.

The spec for what we need is:

1/ One computer. Spec should be greater than Pentium IV 2.4Ghz with 1GB memory.

2/ One reliable Internet connection to the tune of about 1Mb synchronous.

Both will have to be available for possibly one year. Though hopefully a lot less, and a key set of admins will need RDP or vpn access to them. So Mr. and Mrs. PXC community...

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