[rc5] Block size

Aaron T Porter atporter at entropy.muc.muohio.edu
Tue Oct 28 14:34:38 EST 1997


	Probably so people wouldn't complain that the new client was
slower than the old one the same way they complained that RC5 was slower
than RSA.

On Tue, 28 Oct 1997, Colin L. Hildinger wrote:

> I'm curious as to why the organizers didn't opt for a slightly larger
> block size, say 2^30 instead of 2^28.  Was it just because they didn't
> want to make the necessary changes to the client/server code?  Would it
> have been a big deal?
> 

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