Windoze PGP Compatability
Mon, 1 May 2000 11:38:35 +0200
On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, L. Sassaman wrote:
> Isn't Twofish Symmetric Key Algorithm ID 10? I'm not seeing a direct
> correlation between the MDC packet and adding Twofish.
Yes, it is 10 but it is just something the WG has agreed on and not in
the RFC. The thing with the MDC (manipulation detection code) and
Twofish is that it would allow us to say: if you are using a block
cipher with a blocklength greater than 64, you MUST use the MDC
packet - Twofish is the first algorithm which uses a different
> But re: the MDC packet, last I heard Hal was working on getting that into
> 7.0 (this is from his posts to the OpenPGP list).
Right, after a long time (about one year) we have now agreed on the
way to do it.
Werner Koch OpenPGP key 621CC013
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