[linux-elitists] ssh hygiene

Sean Neakums sneakums@zork.net
Wed May 1 00:55:44 PDT 2002


commence  Rick Moen quotation:

> Please note that it's not necessarily a _good_ thing to have all
> aspects of performance be fast and efficient:  One of the reasons
> Blowfish is attractive is that key-generation is _slow_.  Thus,
> brute-force attacks on a given keyspace are thereby impaired. 

How is generation of Blowfish keys slow?  Blowfish is a symmetric
cipher, so they're just random numbers.  Or perhaps I've misunderstood
your post.

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