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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