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Re: DHCID and the use of MD5

2005-11-29 10:28:09
At 11:44 AM 11/29/2005, Sam Hartman wrote:

Honestly though the authors seem more upset about agility than about
md5.  I think we're certain we want agility.

There are two kinds of algorithm agility:
   - build it into the protocol
   - update the protocol each time you want to use a new algorithm

Everyone always has the second. The author already made an argument against the first, but other seem to be supporting the other form. I do not understand the impact on the current deployment. Do you?

Given deployed code, either path forces the existing code to change.


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