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Re: Low-level question about OpenPGP - why CFB mode?

2003-04-30 21:19:05

"Hal Finney" <hal(_at_)finney(_dot_)org> writes:

I think this may have been the reason that Phil chose CFB.  As for the non-
standard "sync" operation, I don't remember why he did that. Probably it just
seemed to be a natural way of handling CFB given his understanding of its
rationale in terms of the way it interfaced with the underlying cipher.

I believe it was an implementation bug/quirk, not a deliberate design