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Re: Next Steps (was Re: RFC 4880 on OpenPGP Message Format)

2007-11-05 14:11:12
On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 09:33:12AM -0500, Derek Atkins wrote:
The second question is: are there enough people
interested in doing the work (editors, reviewers, implementors) to
warrant remaining open?

Currently, my team is working on implementing a system that aims at some
level of OpenPGP interoperability. Because of platform limitations, full
interoperability with RFC4880 is not practical. In particular, we are
implementing a symmetrically encrypted data packet format where encryption
is done using a stream cipher (namely: ArcFour), yet following the standard
as closely as possible. The reason is that the target platform (low-end mobile
phones) may perform really poorly using a block cipher.

However, it would be nice if the next version of OpenPGP would be
interoperable with our system even on the encryption level. I shall send the
specifications to this list as soon as they are properly written up.



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