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Re: The RC2 debate

1997-04-17 22:18:41
Please note the subject of this part, and reply with this subject if
you want to talk about whether or not the S/MIME spec should have a MUST
or a SHOULD that includes RC2 encryption.

I think the correct word is "MAY", or perhaps even less -- simply
have the spec do nothing more than document the RC2 algorithm-id,
and put the profile that uses RC2 in a separate document.

So long as RC2 remains proprietary, I can't even see making it a "SHOULD".

My reasoning here is entirely due to the status of RC2 as a trade secret, 
and has nothing to do with key lengths.


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