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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-02.txt
        Pages           : 6
        Date            : 22-Feb-00
This memo specifies how to incorporate IDEA (International Data
Encryption Algorithm) [IDEA] into S/MIME [SMIME2, SMIME3] as an 
additional algorithm for symmetric encryption. Today, IDEA is widely 
applied in electronic business applications. But it is not
considered in the specification [SMIME3]. Encryption algorithms are 
part of an organizations' security policy. Typically, organizations
like to have their own preferences in this respect. Therefore, it is 
beneficial to have the choice between different well-known encryption 
algorithms. Especially for those organization who make already use 
of IDEA on a wide scale it is of high interest that IDEA is also 
available in S/MIME. It is the intention of this memo to provide the
OIDs and algorithms required to include IDEA in S/MIME for symmetric
content and key encryption.   
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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