[linux-elitists] AES (was: International Kernel Patch)

Jeremy M. Dolan jmd@foozle.turbogeek.org
Tue Oct 3 09:31:47 PDT 2000


On Tue, 03 Oct 2000 09:06:28 +0000, Don Marti wrote:
> That was fast.

Considering AES doesn't even exsist yet, that was damn fast.

What happened yesterday was NIST selected the algorithm they are going
to propose as the AES. It won't be official until around Spring 2001,
after more review/comment, lots of paperwork, and its published as a
FIPS - Federal Information Processing Standard, which is proposed to
the Secretary of Commerce.

While it's likely to happen, Rijndael != AES quite yet.

While on the subject, I saw an interesting referance on the slashdot
story yesterday. Applied Crypto, page 157-158, 'Thermodynamic
Limitations'. Some of it is available in his post[1], but the actual
book version has a few extra, interesting facts. Incredbly Large
Numbers are such fun.

Read the followups on the post though, there are comments regarding
theoretical 'reversible computers' that dont expend energy. Sounds
greenpeace-y.

1: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=00/10/02/1627222&cid=35

/jmd

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