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Re: Why Rabin algorithm has mostly been ignored?

1997-11-21 18:01:14
At 04:42 PM 11/21/97 -0800, Gary Liu wrote:
   Why Rabin algorithm has been mostly ignored in discussions,
   implementations and
   standards? It seems to me that Rabin algorithm is a very decent
   alternative to RSA. 
   It is extremely fast in encryption and verification (only one modular
   just as efficient as RSA in signing and decryption, and as secure as RSA
   (also depends on the difficulty of factoring). I just do not understand
   why it
   has been mostly ignored. Have I missed something? 
Had you suggested it to me, I would have gladly put it in. Would you like
me to do that now?


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