With so many GHz being run by so many online users,
why not put your idle cycles to work? Numerous projects using
the internet to do distributed computing have sprung up, from encryption
cracking to the search for Alien
Members of each distributed effort is suggested to
download their specific client. The client runs in the
background and only uses your CPU cycles when it is idle. It
shuts itself off as soon as the CPU is needed. Work units are
downloaded, completed and uploaded back to the server all in the
background. So why waste your idle time! Along with winning
some good cash, you might as well help out in the cause.
GideonTech.com is currently partaking in the
RC5 cracking competition put together by Distributed.net.
To join us in the fun, you need to download the Client
and join the team. It will run in the background with just a
few minor configurations. For a full FAQ
on what this process embarks on, please visit Distributed's very own
Here is a little guide tell help all of you out
there that want to crack for the GT RC5 team.
Go to Distributed.com's
Download Section and select the client that is right for your
platform. I will assume
you will be using windows and an x86 CPU.
Installing the client:
The installer way: Double
click on the installer, point the installer where on your hard drive
you want to install the Distributed.net client.
Select the files you want it to install, I usually leave out
the screen saver multiplexor.
next screen asks if you want to place a short cut so it starts up
every time you reboot, I just leave everything, as is, however you may
not want it always running.
that the installer has all it needs to know and will install
Distributed.netís client on your comp.
After it installs you will be asked if you want to do 3 things.
If you want to view the online help document you can but since you
have an expert telling what to do it probably wonít do you any good.
:) Go ahead and click the
The zip way: Extract the zip to the folder that
you want to run RC-5 from. Run
Dnetc.exe. You might also
want to put a shortcut to Dnetc.exe in your startup and are your
desktop/quick launch bar.
Configuring the Client:
Whether you choose to use the installer or zip we should be on the
same page right now, looking at this screen.
1 then enter on your keyboard.
1 then enter again.
Enter in the email that you want to use.
Hit 0 then enter to go
back to the main menu. Push
2 then enter. This will
take you to the buffer options menu.
Now push 9 then enter. Change DES,CSC,OGR,RC5
to DES=0,CSC=0,OGR=0,RC5. What
this does is force your client to download and crunch RC-5 packets
You should now be back at the buffer menu.
If you want you can configure your client to download enough
packets that it will take about to crunch through them all (option
14). I usually set this
option to about 6 hours. But
you can do more or less or just leave it alone.
For those of you with dail-up connections you can configure the client
to only get and send packets when it detects an Internet connection.
To do this make sure you are in the buffers options menu and press 6,
Keyserver<->client connectivity options.
Now select option 7,
Dialup-link detection. Choose the option that you want the
client to do. (I had my client do option 2). Now select option 0
to return to the buffers option menu.
Now select option 0 again to return to the main
Then select option 0 again to save the settings
and have the client start crunching packets.
client is now configured to run rc-5.
the GideonTech RC-5 Team:
After you have been crunching packets for 2-3 days, you
should be able to find your email address in the Statistic
Server. It should
bring up either your stats page or a list of users with similar email
address. When youíre at
your stats page, scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will
see a button that says email me my password.
Click it. Wait
about 30 sec then go check your email. Next go to the GideonTech stats page, either search for it or
follow this Link.
When you're at the Gideontech.com RC-5 teams stats, scroll down
till you see this link I
want to join this team! and click it.
It will ask you for your username and password.
Your user name is your email address, and your password is the
password that they sent you in the mail.
After you enter that info in and click ok, you have joined the
Gideontech team. Welcome