Re: [Hash] Charter discussion, round 1

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Thu, 16 June 2005 15:41 UTC

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Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 08:41:35 -0700
To: Eric Rescorla <ekr@networkresonance.com>
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Subject: Re: [Hash] Charter discussion, round 1
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At 7:49 AM -0700 6/16/05, Eric Rescorla wrote:
>  > We have two use cases here, both of which are probably important. The
>>  first is algorithms with fixed input sizes; the second is protocols
>>  with fixed hash sizes (or variable hash sizes that max out at 128 or
>>  160). Both seem worth investigating and documenting.
>
>Do you have a specific example in mind of the latter?

Nope, but if we find one, it will be important. If there are no IETF 
protocols with fixed hash sizes, but there are non-IETF protocols 
with them, we should probably still consider dealing with it. But, 
the main target of this phase is algorithms with fixed-size inputs.

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium

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