[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)

Roy Wilson emperor at slic.com
Wed Jan 7 08:09:27 EST 1998


On Wed, 07 Jan 98 06:47:17 -0500, Colin L. Hildinger wrote:

>Another thing to remember about DES blocks getting "buried."  If the
>block hasn't been returned when all the blocks have been distributed,
>the servers will start redistributing them.  So if you have blocks from
>November, *statistically* it doesn't matter a hill of beans because
>they have the same odds of having the key as any new blocks.  Of
>course, it would be a bummer to have the key sit on someone's hardrive
>for 6 months, but it's really not statistically anything to worry
>about.  I do think it would be nice if the buffers for version 3 and up
>were FIFO, but that might make it really hard to deal with sharing the
>file between client versions...

Roy:

	Why would it make it difficult to share between
versions?  I'm missing something here....  Is the "sort" done by
the hex name of the keyblock rather than the datestamp?



Roy Wilson <emperor at slic.com>
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