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Re: Restricting key sizes to mult of 64 bits

1999-04-16 09:50:46
Michael Marking <marking(_at_)tatanka(_dot_)com> writes:

I can agree on a multiple of 8 bits but I don't the 
an advantage to use any other value.


Because it is the natural unit of measure on most computers.

For a given maximum key size, this restriction cuts
the available key space in half, approximately. What
effect does it have on the difficulty of an attack?

I didn't mean that we need a restriction at all.   

Werner Koch at            keyid 621CC013