Windoze PGP Compatability
Mon, 1 May 2000 09:15:20 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mon, 1 May 2000, Werner Koch wrote:
> 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
I see. (10 is what is listed in the latest draft, which is where I
happened to be looking.)
You should take this up with Hal, as I am not really the best person to
talk to about this.
> > 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.
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