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SubjectRe: idea: MAC level compression & crypto
Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 1999 at 12:44:14PM +0200, Rogier Wolff wrote:

> > A hook for rot13 is a hook for a (weak) encryption algorithm. That
> > leaves no room to argue "But we didn't intend for it to get used for
> > encryption. Just for an optional byte-swap".
> Unlike for a hook for serious crypto a hook for ROT13 doesn't need to
> handle keys ...

Unlike the requirements for ROT13, I recommend giving the compression
routine access to a pointer of "compression-parameters". For example,
you can agree with your communications partner on a precomputed
huffman table.


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