Question about history of hash and cipher collections

Pehr Jansson pehr at
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 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  
> OpenPGP
> since the early days because European telcos and governments like that
> algorithms.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
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