At 02:49 PM 4/9/00 -0700, Jon Callas wrote:
I'd prefer to wait, myself.
As long as you are willing to simultaneously hold up progression of
2440bis, that's good thinking. However, I didn't want to assume that timing.
If NIST says there's going to be two AES ciphers, it's five minutes of work
to add it in. I'm not sending out a revision next week, or the week after.
In three to four weeks there may be another 2440bis, if we get the MDC
hammered out. If a week after that I have to put out another draft, sure.
There's just no reason to do it now. It's not like we might run out of
The problem is that NIST probably won't decide until September (or whenever
they actually announce the winner/winners). They have explicitly said that
they are going to take the one/two discussion that happens at the upcoming
meeting as input for their decision. It would be nice if they say soon
whether there will be one or two, but the last I heard they won't decide
about one/two before they announce the winner/winners. If we don't get a
firm commitment on one/two soon, then the OpenPGP WG needs to think about
what we want to do about progressing 2440bis before the AES announcement.
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