Re: [openpgp] Disabling compression in OpenPGP

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Thu, 20 March 2014 13:11 UTC

Return-Path: <wk@gnupg.org>
X-Original-To: openpgp@ietfa.amsl.com
Delivered-To: openpgp@ietfa.amsl.com
Received: from localhost (ietfa.amsl.com [127.0.0.1]) by ietfa.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id B2B3A1A03CE for <openpgp@ietfa.amsl.com>; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:11:59 -0700 (PDT)
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-new at amsl.com
X-Spam-Flag: NO
X-Spam-Score: -6.9
X-Spam-Level:
X-Spam-Status: No, score=-6.9 tagged_above=-999 required=5 tests=[BAYES_00=-1.9, RCVD_IN_DNSWL_HI=-5] autolearn=ham
Received: from mail.ietf.org ([4.31.198.44]) by localhost (ietfa.amsl.com [127.0.0.1]) (amavisd-new, port 10024) with ESMTP id 2t50zW8Gux-8 for <openpgp@ietfa.amsl.com>; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:11:58 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from kerckhoffs.g10code.com (kerckhoffs.g10code.com [217.69.77.222]) by ietfa.amsl.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 7C7741A06CF for <openpgp@ietf.org>; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:11:57 -0700 (PDT)
Received: from uucp by kerckhoffs.g10code.com with local-rmail (Exim 4.80 #2 (Debian)) id 1WQcl9-00082j-3Z for <openpgp@ietf.org>; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:11:47 +0100
Received: from wk by vigenere.g10code.de with local (Exim 4.82 #3 (Debian)) id 1WQce2-00078F-Qg; Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:04:26 +0100
From: Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org>
To: Alfredo Pironti <alfredo.pironti@inria.fr>
References: <CALR0uiJG6GcngWMUkg6NrP7_4uwf8+QDn6aMF-qonOpRMLdo3w@mail.gmail.com> <95BD0817-D762-41DD-8444-A0C4F7AF1003@jabberwocky.com> <CALR0uiL0-Xp8E=F3idtzBkmRNLk7K_M_cqMt+i2HdNqaNkwn=w@mail.gmail.com> <849778F8-1C16-4FF8-A039-6363C158BD1F@callas.org> <20140319204047.GC30999@savin> <DE00E9BD-1D37-4750-B156-BBDC4B59DB7F@callas.org> <CAAS2fgQZPPrdehcs6TxmYikmyyfxOJqAdngaFk5=PcSGEGnejA@mail.gmail.com> <20140319214118.GA17419@savin> <CAAS2fgQotHyN=CFKoWO_aUdP8bhkSixEqSDQcALZ35mG+tk1tA@mail.gmail.com> <E1E355B9-0906-43DC-BACD-D4A1350C537F@callas.org> <87ior9ru1x.fsf@vigenere.g10code.de> <CALR0uiKbSv25oPm-bKMvZcF1XNT+pL7-Fjy+uYEFtzn4kWe5Vw@mail.gmail.com>
Organisation: g10 Code GmbH
X-message-flag: Mails containing HTML will not be read! Please send only plain text.
OpenPGP: id=1E42B367; url=finger:wk@g10code.com
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:04:26 +0100
In-Reply-To: <CALR0uiKbSv25oPm-bKMvZcF1XNT+pL7-Fjy+uYEFtzn4kWe5Vw@mail.gmail.com> (Alfredo Pironti's message of "Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:55:13 +0100")
Message-ID: <8761n9rpgl.fsf@vigenere.g10code.de>
User-Agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Archived-At: http://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/msg/openpgp/YHu8IP9jKsLeHmSeEku5Mpe4Tlc
Cc: Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell@gmail.com>, "openpgp@ietf.org OpenPGP" <openpgp@ietf.org>, Jon Callas <jon@callas.org>
Subject: Re: [openpgp] Disabling compression in OpenPGP
X-BeenThere: openpgp@ietf.org
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.15
Precedence: list
List-Id: "Ongoing discussion of OpenPGP issues." <openpgp.ietf.org>
List-Unsubscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/options/openpgp>, <mailto:openpgp-request@ietf.org?subject=unsubscribe>
List-Archive: <http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/openpgp/>
List-Post: <mailto:openpgp@ietf.org>
List-Help: <mailto:openpgp-request@ietf.org?subject=help>
List-Subscribe: <https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/openpgp>, <mailto:openpgp-request@ietf.org?subject=subscribe>
X-List-Received-Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:12:00 -0000

On Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:55, alfredo.pironti@inria.fr said:

> It would be, if the voting protocol was prescribing compression, or was
> using ballots of different lengths.
  
I already mentioned that there are many factors which need to be
consider when creating a voting protocol.  All parts involved in running
the protocol need to be considered - not just the length of the ballots
and the encryption protocol.  The described fault was made possible by a
non-well defined voting protocol.


Salam-Shalom,

   Werner

-- 
Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.