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Re: partial packet lengths in PGP 8

2003-04-10 16:28:14

Brian Smith writes:
What's the reason for requiring that the first partial length be so long?
 512 octets is considerably more than the headers, IV, etc of any data
packet would be.

A literal data packet could have up to a 256 byte long filename plus a
few more bytes for the other data, so you need it to be bigger than that.
And 512 is the next size up.