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Re: SHOULD NOT DES (was RE: Editorial: Use of MAY...)

At 1:46 PM -0400 6/11/03, Henry Spencer wrote:
>On Wed, 11 Jun 2003, Paul Hoffman / VPNC wrote:
>>  At 11:54 AM -0400 6/11/03, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
>>  >One more vote for SHOULD NOT.
>>  So you think it is better to give a lower recommendation for an
>>  algorithm with a known (weak) key strength than to algorithms that
>>  could be much weaker, including zero encryption.
>Where, exactly, did either Bill or I say that?  Please be precise.

I only saw messages about making DES be SHOULD NOT, not any messages 
about making all the other variable-length ciphers SHOULD NOT. If you 
sent such a message and I missed it, I apologize.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium