[rc5] Question for beginner

James Mastros root at jennifer-unix.dyn.ml.org
Thu Oct 23 22:12:52 EDT 1997

On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Harris Kosmidhs wrote:
> Ok, here is my question. What is changing from moving from the 56 bit
> key to the
> 64?
> I know the keyspace expands a lot -how much, really?
56-64=it is 8 times, or 2^8 keys larger.

> But then the algorithm remains the same isn't it? 
> Why we need new clients?
It does, but the tightly coded assembler has the keysize hardcoded in.

> Thanks a lot, Harris
(BTW - watch your tenses and verbs.)

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