Ryan Malayter malayter at
Mon Jun 18 18:55:04 CEST 2007

On 6/16/07, David Shaw <dshaw at> wrote:
> Some people have noticed that I recently committed support for the
> Camellia cipher in GnuPG.  Here's the story behind that.

I have to ask... why? From what I've read, Camellia is so similar to
AES in its construction that it offers little in the way of "cipher
diversity" to OpenPGP. Wouldn't it make more sense to add experimental
ciphers that have significantly different construction, ahould AES
become compromised?

Is Camellia's use mandated in some circumstances by a
non-US-governmental organization?


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