[Bug 1341] Support multiple blowfish key lengths

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Thu Jun 12 17:44:12 EST 2008


Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX
                 CC|                            |djm at mindrot.org

--- Comment #1 from Damien Miller <djm at mindrot.org>  2008-06-12 17:44:08 ---
The key length for blowfish is specified in the SSH protocol RFC. We
could change it by supporting a new cipher mode, but it would be a
non-standard extension. There isn't much point either: blowfish is
quite a bit slower than AES, AES has had far more cryptanalytic review,
and it supports up to 256-bit keys (which should be good enough for a
long, long time).

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