Question about history of hash and cipher collections
pehr at alumni.utexas.net
Mon Jan 14 19:59:58 CET 2008
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On Jan 14, 2008, at 12:40 PM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 05:24, dshaw at jabberwocky.com said:
>> There isn't a really dramatic reason for it. Adding algorithms to
>> OpenPGP involves a rough consensus among the OpenPGP working group.
>> With Serpent, that consensus never really happened.
> FWIW, about 7 years ago we had an informal meeting of OpenPGP
> implementors and we agreed that we should try to keep the list of
> supported algorithms short. Meanwhile it had turned out the the
> preference system works quite well and that for political reasons
> (e.g. national regulations) we may need to add other algorithms in the
> future. That is actually not new thing, RIPEMD-160 has been in
> since the early days because European telcos and governments like that
> Die Gedanken sind frei. Auschnahme regelt ein Bundeschgesetz.
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