CAST5 encryption

Damien Miller djm at
Wed Mar 15 18:16:35 EST 2000

On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Michael H. Warfield wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 14, 2000 at 11:06:44PM -0500, 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 think you just shot yourself in the ass.
> 	They've been really restrictive about no encumbered algorithms
> (like RSA) and you've just said this was encumbered for commercial use.

Ahhh, no.

OpenSSH _depends_ on RSA, it is a real thorn in our sides :(

Fortunatly the RSA patent expires on Sept 20th this year.


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