[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Bignums

At 2:58 PM -0800 4/3/97, Ron Rivest wrote:
>When a byte string is treated as a bignum (for crypto use), should the
>first byte given be considered the most-significant byte of the number,
>or the least-significant byte?

Network byte order.  First is the most significant.

Bill Frantz       | I have taken a real job at | Periwinkle -- Consulting
(408)356-8506     | Electric Communities as a  | 16345 Englewood Ave.
frantz@netcom.com | capability security guru.  | Los Gatos, CA 95032, USA

Follow-Ups: References: