Session Key Questions

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Oct 21 16:37:46 CEST 2008

On Oct 21, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Kevin Hilton wrote:

> When the session key is randomly generated (asymmetric encryption),
> how large is the session key?  Is the length set or does it depend on
> other parameter such as the length of the DSA/RSA key or hash?

It is the key size of your symmetric cipher.  So AES256 == 256 bits,  
AES128 == 128 bits, etc.


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