- it appears that the RSA challenge is no longer open. is this true? -alex ... -- alex petty email@example.com skype: alex.petty skypein:Message 1 of 4 , Jan 6, 2009View Sourceit appears that the RSA challenge is no longer open. is this true?
Mark Underwood wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org
> <mailto:primenumbers%40yahoogroups.com>, Kermit Rose <kermit@...> wrote:
> > I am working on programming this algorithm in python.
> > I expect to be able to prove that this algorithm works and is a
> > polynomial time algorithm by factoring
> > the RSA challenge large integers.
> > Detailed illustration of polynomial time factoring algorithm
> > Factoring z = 105 = 3 * 5 * 7 by polynomial time factoring
> > algorithm.
> Good luck Kermit. At least, the proof will be in the pudding. I hope
> you are rewarded for your work.
> I found out about python when I was exploring ways to get gp pari
> working on my mac. It turns out there is a free new program called
> 'sage' which is primarily based on python, and it gathers several
> math programs out there under its umbrella, including gp pari.
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- ... Given that that s a stand-alone question, why did you not trim the couple of dozens of lines of cruft that followed it and was no longer required forMessage 2 of 4 , Jan 6, 2009View Source--- On Tue, 1/6/09, Alex Petty <alexander.petty@...> wrote:
> it appears that the RSA challenge is no longer open. is thisGiven that that's a stand-alone question, why did you not trim the couple of dozens of lines of cruft that followed it and was no longer required for context?
Anyway, to answer your question, yup, the beancounters finally pushed the final academic out of RSA, and decided that such challenges didn't look good on the balance sheet.