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Re: Support for hash algorithms other than SHA-1

2005-06-27 17:47:08

At 12:58 PM -0700 6/27/05, Blake Ramsdell wrote:
Are there any reasons besides implementation ease to promote or discourage the SHA-512-derived algorithms?

Flinging unnecessary options at implementers and users does not help get use or interoperability. If someone believes that there is a real class of users for whom a collision attack that requires *more than* 2^128 work exists, I'd like to hear it.

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