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Re: Digest Authentication

From: Dan Stromberg - OAC-DCS <strombrg@hydra.acs.UCI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 1996 08:58:02 -0800
Message-Id: <199601011658.IAA21347@bingy.acs.uci.edu>
To: smb@research.att.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-security@ns2.rutgers.edu

I realized after sending my message, that I was thinking of "chalace",
and not snefru.  I hadn't known snefru wasn't as strong as MD5 -

Snuffle turned out to be an encryption system built overtop of snefru.

Thank you for pointing this out.

In message <199601010007.TAA09825@ns2.rutgers.edu>you write:
>	 "Snefru" is widely available, tho probably not widely used, and uses
>	 MD5 for authentication.  The US goverment does not appear to have gone
>	 after the author.  I wrote a system using MD5 for auth, inspired by
>	 snefru, but I have no intention of allowing it off campus, at this
>	 point.  :(
>Snefru does not use MD5.  It's an alternative to it, and not as strong.

Dan Stromberg - OAC/DCS                         strombrg@uci.edu
Received on Monday, 1 January 1996 09:05:07 UTC

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