Hash for Rijndael a92 and 256

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
Thu Feb 22 10:45:03 2001

On Wed, 21 Feb 2001, Rich wrote:

> What hash does GnuPG use for Rijndael 192 and Rijndael 256?
I don't undertstand that question. Rijndael (aka AES) is a symmetric cipher algorithm and a hash algorithm is not needed. New encryption packets do use an MDC which is just a SHA-1 hash over the plaintext and encrypted along with the plaintext wigh whatever algorithm currently in use. Werner -- Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est. -- Augustinus