David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 15 22:28:23 CET 2011

On Mar 15, 2011, at 4:24 PM, vedaal at wrote:

> David Shaw dshaw at wrote on
> Tue Mar 15 15:34:47 CET 2011 :
>> would like to see IDEA included once the various patents expire
> As long as the non-256 bit symmetrical algorithms (IDEA, CAST5, 
> 3DES, BLOWFISH) will remain part of open PGP, and the MDC needs 
> revision eventually to move up from SHA-1,
> then can the MDC be modified to apply to the non-256 bit ciphers as 
> well,
> (or at least amend the gnupg error message to a less ominous one, 
> that MDC's are not generated for non-256 bit ciphers) ?

I'm not quite sure what you mean.  The MDC can be used on any OpenPGP cipher, no matter what the size.


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