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Re: 168 vs 192 bit using 3DES

From: Christian Geuer-Pollmann <geuer-pollmann@nue.et-inf.uni-siegen.de>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 10:47:33 +0100
To: Aram Perez <aperez@wavesys.com>, XML Encryption WG <xml-encryption@w3.org>
Message-id: <3884273181.1004611653@pinkpanther>
Hi Aram

--On Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2001 10:23 -0800 Aram Perez <aperez@wavesys.com> 
wrote:

> Don't confuse transport issues with key size. Just like a DES key is 56
> bits but always (by defacto convention) transported in 64 bits, a 3DES key
> is only 168 bits but is it transported in 192 bits.

That's exaclty the point. I want it fixed that 168 bit keys are transported 
in 192 bit form, that's all. Not very complicated at all.


Christian
Received on Thursday, 1 November 2001 04:45:05 GMT

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