RE: [stella] I can't find it

 Subject: RE: [stella] I can't find it From: Russ Perry Jr Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 21:13:59 -0500
```Do we know anything else about this number?  It's the product of two
large primes, right?  Or possibly more than that??

I remember looking one other time for a list of large primes without
much success.  But I guess if such lists existed, this sort of problem
wouldn't be very insteresting, would it?  And determining primes isn't
exactly a quick science either from what I understand.

Heh, it's not divisible by 2 or 3...  And the last digits would be 1 & 3
or 7 & 9 if only two multiplicands.  That should narrow it down enough
for you guys.  :-)

More seriously, perhaps a distributed computing effort like the RSA/DES
challenges or SETI would work?  Break the keyspace up into all numbers
between 1 and that whole thing that end in 1 & 3 or 7 & 9, and let people
try multiplying all those numbers until SOMEONE finds it.  Might be a
nice RGVC project, assuming the keyspace splitter and calculator server
& client aren't too hard to program...

John Saeger wrote:
>Here's the number that we'd like to factor:
>
>3727636421860388062572687166461342954452769197705013716324549898139330117171
>9181547822707766635471709322956866313401663715023633053522515089219253822115
>9833191692967632985205532866327828781379842477084956795255916389772921854265
>394451056360909015523895044054544800868529030160209747657273

John K. Harvey wrote:
>> I've browsed the stella archives, and can't find the big base-10
>> respresentation of the 7800 encryption number that can't be broken.  Can
>> anyone help me find it?
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