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RE: New draft for Digest Authentication

From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 96 13:25:47 PST
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, john@math.nwu.edu
Message-Id: red-16-msg960223211926MTP[01.52.00]000000b1-111263
] There is also now an optional Digest header parameter "algorithm" to
] allow specification of another digesting algorithm (as requested).
] The default algorithm is MD5.

I like this.  There have been some really fast MACs proposed recently, 
that could make the use of effective security cheap enough to use all 
the time. So the ability to extend this protocol element to work with 
them is really good.

Paul
Received on Friday, 23 February 1996 13:23:10 EST

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