If i have two gearwheels with 256 characters, each have a sign encoded for every (edge/tooth?) using a keyed permutation, and between them i have two transmission gears.
The set of transmission gears ranging from 3 tooths to 1024 tooths. How do i calculate A. Number of possible transmissions reciprocations B. The total number of states the rig can produce?
I was thinking this is as a old crypto device where we connect a main wheel with know characterset that is turned like a safe to write words and sentences, the two keyed permutation wheels is then xor to give the ciphertext. The keyed permutation is used to construct the two encoded wheels, and a hash from key is used to select the two wheels to interconnect them? Would it work?