Re: [Hash] Charter discussion, round 1

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Fri, 17 June 2005 16:27 UTC

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Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2005 12:27:30 -0400
To: "The Purple Streak, Hilarie Orman" <ho@alum.mit.edu>
From: Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>
Subject: Re: [Hash] Charter discussion, round 1
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Good suggestion.  It now reads:

   2) Including a random value in the hash function computation. The
      random block used is transferred as a field in the algorithm
      identifier data structure.  This approach is sometimes called a
      "salted" or "randomized" hash function.

Russ

At 12:24 PM 6/17/2005, The Purple Streak, Hilarie Orman wrote:
>"a parameter to the algorithm identifier" is even more confusing.  How
>about "as a field in the algorithm identifier data structure"?  If that's
>not right, then the method of introducing the random value should
>be left as a mystery for the reader.
>
>Hilarie


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