Some SHA-2 news
gnupg.user at seibercom.net
Sun Feb 20 13:19:15 CET 2011
On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:55:14 -0500
Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org> articulated:
> On 2/19/11 9:53 AM, Lists.gnupg at mephisto.fastmail.net wrote:
> > Think we'll see this included one day in OpenPGP, or will we just
> > skip to SHA-3 when it's ready?
> Usually, algorithms are added due to existing users with a strong need
> -- e.g., CAMELLIA came about because users in the Pacific Rim needed
> I'm unaware of anyone saying, "the SHA-2s are great, but they're too
> slow on 64-bit processors." And until there is, the odds of OpenPGP
> adoption are practically nil, IMO.
Out of simple morbid curiosity, other than the time and effort needed
to adopt the code, is there any downside to this venture?
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