CAST5 encryption

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Mar 15 15:18:27 EST 2000

On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Jean-Luc Cooke wrote:

> Hello all,
> I was wondering if CAST5 encryption is currently being added the
> openssh?  It's a steller block cipher.  No one's found any weaknesses
> in it yet and it's free for non profit use.

I am not aware of any plans to add ciphers. What benefit would
CAST5 give over 3DES (excellent security but slow) or Blowfish (fast)?
A couple of other things constrain us as well: we don't want
to have to change the SSH protocol and we would prefer support 
for any new ciphers in OpenSSL first.


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