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Re: is mixmaster dfsg-compliant ?

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002 at 04:54:39PM +0200, Peter Makholm wrote:
> Peter Makholm <peter@makholm.net> writes:
> >> This Software/Hardware product contains the algorithm IDEA(TM) as
> >> described and claimed in US Patent No. 5,214,703, EPO Patent
> >> No. 0482154 and filed Japanese Patent Application No. 508119/1991
> >
> > This patent expired a year ago so it shouldn't matter much.
> Ehhh, that's wrong. Just an ordinary off-by-10 error I think.

It's not clear that mixmaster actually uses IDEA. Last I checked, it used
3DES for the symmetric crypto.

Brian Ristuccia

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