encryption bloats file
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Sat Jan 10 02:27:30 CET 2009
David Shaw wrote:
> Not double. By definition ASCII armor is around 1/3 larger (actually
> 137%) than the original document (not counting headers and such, but
> they only amount to a few hundred bytes, not megs).
I was assuming that "about double" was a term of art, and it was perhaps
possible that it was being stretched to mean a much smaller increase.
> Other way around - the original file was ~700MB. The decrypted file was
D'oh! Right. Sorry.
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