[rc5] Block size

Tim Charron tcharron at interlog.com
Tue Oct 28 18:17:07 EST 1997


> 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?

No.  The clients are capable of 'responding' to a larger keyblock 
from the servers.  That is still a possibility for the future that 
will require no change on the client side.

-- Tim
 

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