David Shaw
Mon Jan 6 21:30:03 2003

On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 09:00:39PM +0100, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jan 2003 08:49:36 -0500, David Shaw said:
> > In any event, the LanCrypto algorithms have experimental algorithm
> > numbers.  It's not exactly clear what the right thing to do in
> > preferences for experimental algorithms since it's easy to have two
> > completely different "algorithm 100"s.
> Its experimental and as such the users should know how to handle it.
> Implementing experimental algorithms in other applications would
> render them de-facto standard and not anymore experimental.

Exactly.  If an implementation gets a "cipher 100" preference, it has
no way to know what the cipher really is.


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