Re: [TLS] Data volume limits

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> Wed, 16 December 2015 03:24 UTC

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On 16 December 2015 at 14:01, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org> wrote:
> Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
> Why?

If there were a stupidly high limit, then I would argue for no
rekeying facility.

But the numbers Watson ran suggested that GCM starts to look shaky at
2^36.  That's too low for some applications.

For the rest of the argument I suggest you reread my last mail.