[Cfrg] Camellia as an Japanese national cipher

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Sun, 21 October 2012 23:57 UTC

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On Oct 21, 2012, at 4:19 PM, Jon Callas <jon@callas.org> wrote:

> If you want to be doing things in Japan, you need to use Camellia. 

Are you sure of that? I ask because a few years ago, I had a discussion with the Camellia authors about some new work, and their slides made me question "how much of a national standard is this?" Their answer was extremely non-commital, and they never followed up.

I ask this not to poke at Camellia or the authors, but to find out if CFRG needs to group Camellia/Japan with GOST/Russia.

--Paul Hoffman