Changing preferences

Kevin Hilton kevhilton at
Wed Sep 24 14:47:49 CEST 2008

Thanks for the quoted sections from Applied Cryptography.  Just to
throw more fuel on the fire, however from the quoted material, it
would seem that Serpent and 3DES have a lot in common -- slowness, but
security.  Again a lot of ciphers are already included in GnuPG, many
it seems for historical reasons, that could be made read only as many
have suggested.  How a cipher like cast5, but not Serpent could be
included, other than for historical reasons, is beyond me.  Again as I
have been told on this list, in selecting an AES winner, a lot more
factors were considered than just plain security, hence the reason why
Serpent was never the AES standard.

I'll stop ranting now.

Kevin Hilton

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