Encryption Question

Tod Thomas tthomas at chubb.com
Tue Jan 10 16:29:04 CET 2006

Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 09 Jan 2006 10:29:01 -0500, Tod Thomas said:
>>Is it always the size of the bufferlength passed to the function, with 
>>appropriate padding, or can it be variable in length not to exceed the 
> It is always the length you pass in.  CFB mode behave similar to a
> stream cipher.

I see - I think.  So MAXSIZE=64 would work, even if the passed in string 
was less than MAXSIZE, but I should expect upon decryption to get a 
string MAXSIZE in length back?

I believe the answer to that question is 'no', it will only return the 
same string (and therefore same size) as that it was passed - correct?

As always, thanks for your help.


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