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Short down time coming.

Hi guys. Just thought you should know, and just in case someone I missed in e-mail happens to check here.
EvilNET will be experiencing a short bit of down time on Friday, April 25th at approximately 8 P.M. Eastern Time.
We’re moving the server from the cabinet it’s currently in, to a dedicated cabinet a bit further down the row.
We should be down 15-20 minutes at the most.
If you have any questions about it, e-mail me.

Important Billing Changes

Account billing for is being transitioned to Purple Hat LLC.

This situation will simplify billing for you, the customer, Purple Hat, and EvilNET itself. Future reneweals of hosting
should be done though Purple Hat.

For those of you wishing to host on, please head over to and select the account type that best suits you.

For those currently hosting with EvilNET, please contact me before renewing your account, and I will get you the information you need to make the transition as painless as possible.

Charles Borner


RC5-64 Broken!

For the first time in over 4 years, my client is shut down for a reason other than a reboot or a system move.

As the link at the top of this post notes, approximately 2 months ago, a system in Tokyo turned in the winning key. But, due to a problem with the keysever, it wasn’t noted until almost a month later.

Congratulations to whoever the winning key submitter was.

For those who didn’t know, quite a few members of the various communities (primarily BattleTech-related) on EvilNET partook in this contest as part of Team BattleForce.

The contest ran for 1757 days before the proper key was found.

Personally, I was a key submitter for 1489 days of the contest. I turned in 1,801,316 blocks of keys.

Team Battleforce’s age is determined by the member of the team with the longest contributing history.

Team BattleForce’s members contributed keys for 1615 days. They contributed 3,699,385 blocks of keys. At it’s peak, we had 27 members, 24 of which finished with the team.

Among the ones whose names I can successfully match to e-mail addresses.

  • Charles Borner
  • L. Derek Evans
  • Michael Flynn
  • Theodore Penn
  • Clint Swereda
  • Rob Chverchko
  • Richard Knight
  • Nic Jansma
  • Thomas Hilton
  • Daniel Frost
  • Paul Sjardyn
  • Camille Klein
  • Josh Manka
  • Eric Fredriksen
  • John Borreson
  • Sam Crowell
  • Chris Geyer
  • Kenneth Horner
  • Tommy Noedtve
  • Allen Schezar

There were couple more people than are listed here. However, I am exceedingly bad with names, and cannot remember enough to match names with e-mail addresses as are listed for the team. If you’re one of these people, e-mail me and I’ll add you in.

Simply follow the LINK to the overall team stats page.

I’d like to thank all the members of Team BattleForce for their participation. It was a long, fairly, and at times, boring road. But hey, we had fun competing didn’t we?