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I am puzzled with the following discrete logarithm problem:

Given positive integers b, c, m where (b < m) is True it is to find a positive integer e such that

(b**e % m == c) is True

where two stars is exponentiation (e.g. in Ruby, Python or ^ in some other languages) and % is modulo operation. Using general math symbols it looks like:($b^e \equiv c (\mod m)$).

What is the most effective algorithm (with the lowest big-O complexity) to solve it ?

Example: Given b=5; c=8; m=13 this algorithm must find e=7 because 5**7%13 = 8

Thank you in advance!

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# The Discrete Logarithm problem

I am puzzled with the following discrete logarithm problem:

Given positive integers b, c, m where (b < m) is True it is to find a positive integer e such that

(b**e % m == c) is True

where two stars is exponentiation (e.g. in Ruby, Python or ^ in some other languages) and % is modulo operation. What is the most effective algorithm (with the lowest big-O complexity) to solve it ?

Example: Given b=5; c=8; m=13 this algorithm must find e=7 because 5**7%13 = 8

Thank you in advance!