[RC5] DES 2 (in preparation of)

Colin L. Hildinger colin at ionet.net
Wed Jan 7 23:51:30 EST 1998


On Wed, 07 Jan 98 08:09:27 -0500, Roy Wilson wrote:

>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?

See my followup post.  I mistyped the last line.



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