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1999-03-30 16:38:15
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        Title           : Incorporation of IDEA encryption algorithm in S/MIME
        Author(s)       : S. Teiwes, P. Hartmann, D. Kuenzi
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-idea-00.txt
        Pages           : 
        Date            : 29-Mar-99
   This memo describes how to incorporate the IDEA (International Data
   Encryption Algorithm) [IDEA] encryption algorithm into S/MIME
   (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) [SMIME2, SMIME3]. The
   S/MIME standard provides a consistent way to send and receive secure
   MIME [MIME] data. Information security services are implemented on
   the basis of a set of cryptographic functions. Thus, digital
   signatures are used for secure authentication, non-repudiation of
   origin, and data integrity, whereas data encryption is used to assure
   data security and privacy.
   S/MIME is constructed as an open system. Its functionality for
   information security purposes can be flexibly extended to meet new
   requirements. At the same time it is assured that extended systems
   will be compatible with non-extended systems.
   The general functional capabilities and preferences of S/MIME are
   specified by the registered list of S/MIME object identifiers (OIDs).
   This list of OIDs is maintained by the Internet Mail Consortium at
   The set of S/MIME functions provided by a client is expressed by the
   S/MIME capabilities attribute. This attribute contains a list of OIDs
   of supported cryptographic functions.

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