Instead of having a 1-byte cipher identifier, I would like to see a 4 byte
text identifier for ciphers and hashes, so IDEA could be designated by
"IDEA", triple-DES by "3DES", SHA-1 by "SHA1", etc. This would make it much
easier for PGP to support numerous algorithms, and multiple encryption.
Perhaps each algorithm could be implemented as a plug-in, so that
encrypting a message with triple-DES, IDEA, and then something cooked up in
your basement would be easily implemented.
At 01:47 PM 8/7/97 -0700, Jon Callas wrote:
At 12:33 AM -0700 8/6/97, Hironobu Suzuki said:
I'd like to know to contact a person to get new chiper identifier.
That might as well be me. As we progress with making PGP a standard, we'll
be setting up a way to do that. If you don't need it right away, let the
list know what you want, and it will get on our to-do list. If you need it
right away, we'll get you one ASAP.
Jon Callas jon(_at_)pgp(_dot_)com
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