hmac-ripemd160 not in PROTOCOL
dtucker at zip.com.au
Sat Nov 7 14:43:49 AEDT 2015
On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 2:20 AM, Max Horn <max at quendi.de> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I noticed that hmac-ripemd160 and hmac-ripemd160 at openssh.com are not listed in the OpenSSH protocols file, yet they are listed in myproposal.h. I was wondering whether this is intentional, if yes, what the rationale behind this is?
The definitions are the same, so they implement the same algorithm.
After some git archaeology I see that it was added sometime around 2.0
and was present through 2.3.x with only the @openssh.com suffix.
Between 2.3 and 2.5 (there was no 2.4) it moved into mac.c and the
name without the @openssh was added.
I suspect the @openssh one was before ripemd was added to the (at the
time in draft) standards, and the new name was added once it was. I
also think we should make the documentation accurate by removed the
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