> Analysis of the last four solutions of the RSA numbers: 200, 576, 640

and 768. Additional material validating my approach and an

> open challenge to the group to critique and comment. Next an attack on

RSA-704. Methodly previosly posted, I think.

This is not a group focused on factoring, but if one really had a good

way to factor there is an obvious choice: find the Cunningham

Factorization Project and start factoring some of their thousands of

unfactored numbers. All of the big players in factorization are active

there. There you can go head to head against the number field sieve, the

elliptic curve factoring routines, pollard rho, ...

CC- On Mon, 2010-03-22 at 07:51 -0500, Chris Caldwell wrote:
>

I seem to be missing something. Context, to be precise. Could someone

> > Analysis of the last four solutions of the RSA numbers: 200, 576,

> 640

> and 768. Additional material validating my approach and an

> > open challenge to the group to critique and comment. Next an attack

> on

> RSA-704. Methodly previosly posted, I think.

>

> This is not a group focused on factoring, but if one really had a good

> way to factor there is an obvious choice: find the Cunningham

> Factorization Project and start factoring some of their thousands of

> unfactored numbers. All of the big players in factorization are active

> there. There you can go head to head against the number field sieve,

> the

> elliptic curve factoring routines, pollard rho, ...

>

> CC

point me to the 'methodly previosly posted'[sic]?

A minor correction: there are now fewer than a thousand unfactored

numbers in the current Cunningham tables. Still plenty to go round but

they have been dropping like flies over the last few months.

Another place the factoring crowd hang out is the MersenneForum, as do

some of the people who have contributed to factoring several of the RSA

challenge numbers. False modesty inhibits me from giving their

names ;-)

Paul - On Mon, 2010-03-22 at 14:10 +0000, Paul Leyland wrote:
>

Milmore mailed me the text which he had failed to post earlier. It

> On Mon, 2010-03-22 at 07:51 -0500, Chris Caldwell wrote:

> >

> > > Analysis of the last four solutions of the RSA numbers: 200, 576,

> > 640

> > and 768. Additional material validating my approach and an

> > > open challenge to the group to critique and comment. Next an

> attack

> > on

> > RSA-704. Methodly previosly posted, I think.

> I seem to be missing something. Context, to be precise. Could someone

> point me to the 'methodly previosly posted'[sic]?

contains a decription of Fermat's factorization method and a few

examples for small numbers.

Fermat's method is a few centuries old and is less efficient, in

general, than trial division.

Summary: nothing to see here folks, move along.

Paul