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Peter Lebbing peter at
Mon Jan 30 10:46:14 CET 2017

On 26/01/17 19:48, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> The 256GiB limitation (2**32 blocks of 2**6 bytes = 2**38 bytes; 2**30 is a
> gibibyte, 2**8 is 256, hence, 256 GiB)

It just occured to me that it seems you're conflating bits and bytes.
Doesn't a 64-bit-block cipher operate on 2**3 rather than 2**6 bytes?

That would make it 2**35 bytes or 32 GiB. It would be 256 gibibit rather
than gibibyte.


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