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Re: Putting ObjectReferences First

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 22:57:22 -0400
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If SHA-1 is strong enough, then 160 bits (20 binary octets or 28
octets base-64 encoded (of which the last is always "=")) are clearly
enough.  SET always uses 20 octet nonces.


From:  "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
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>At 14:49 99/10/28 -0700, Jim Schaad (Exchange) wrote: 
><excerpt>Two ways to address this are to either 1) put a random nonce in
>the front of the signature or 2) move the data that already in the
>signature and random forward.  The problem with the nonce is that the
>nonce value must be transmitted as part of the signature and thus
>increases the size of all signed documents.
>Nicely put Jim. What is your estimation of how large the nonce would have
>to be if one were to use one?
>Joseph Reagle Jr.   
>Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
>XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://w3.org/People/Reagle/
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