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RE: Algorithm Selections

From: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 17:22:54 -0500
Message-ID: <A0E1DEC54ED42F4884DD9EEA00ACE37106D028@sottmxs08>
To: "'xml-encryption@w3.org'" <xml-encryption@w3.org>
Jim and Brian and everyone,
 
I'm working on the assumption that encrypted streaming video will be an
application that is VERY desirable to support.  In particular, I expect
demand for encrypted streaming video to increase dramatically as high-speed
internet access become ubiquitous and with 3G wireless.  I admit I am
looking into the future a bit, but hey, that's what I like about standards
work ;-} 
 
Comments anyone?
 
Ed

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian LaMacchia [mailto:bal@microsoft.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 4:29 PM
To: 'Ed Simon'
Cc: 'xml-encryption@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Algorithm Selections


Hi Ed,
 
I don't believe that streaming media/content necessarily requires use of a
stream cipher; I think that really depends on the particular application and
whether it wants to be able to recover from partial data losses in the
stream.  I can imagine particular scenarios where the application could
accept data loss (say a frame of video) and want to resync the keystream
with the encrypted data.  But I don't think these are the common scenarios,
so I'm happy to only require support for a block cipher in CBC mode (or some
other appropriate mode(s) TBD by NIST [1]).
 
                    --bal
 
[1] http://csrc.nist.gov/encryption/aes/modes/
<http://csrc.nist.gov/encryption/aes/modes/> 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Simon [mailto:ed.simon@entrust.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2000 12:40 PM
To: 'xml-encryption@w3.org'
Subject: RE: Algorithm Selections


If XML Encryption is to be used for streaming media, as discussed in my
presentation at the work shop, then we will also need streaming ciphers.
 
Ed

 
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