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Re: Support for hash algorithms other than SHA-1

2005-06-22 20:38:21

Tony Hansen <tony(_at_)att(_dot_)com> writes:

See draft-eastlake-sha2-00.txt for complete implementations of the entire SHA
suite of hashes, for both 32-bit as well as 64-bit systems.

The problem isn't the lack of implementations (I'm already using Brian
Gladman's very nice implementation), it's that -384 and -512 are horribly
inefficient on the majority of systems.  Even -256 is painful on register-
starved x86 (so we're talking 95% of the planet here), but it's the most
reasonable tradeoff of the lot.  So I'd support -256 SHOULD, -384 and -512