[xmlsec] Special password length for block encryption?

Aleksey Sanin aleksey at aleksey.com
Fri Mar 21 23:53:43 PST 2008

Well, I am not doing "haha". I don't see reasons
to try to explain this because I know that I can't
do it better than, for example, Bruce Schneier did
in his "Applied Cryptography"...


Stefan Schulze Frielinghaus wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-03-21 at 10:52 -0700, Aleksey Sanin wrote:
>> http://www.aleksey.com/xmlsec/related.html#books
>> Best,
>> Aleksey
> Ok I don't get it. Could you please be a little bit more specific than
> "haha just RTFM".
> The http://www.w3.org/TR/xml-encryption-req and
> http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlenc-core/ state that there is symmetric
> encryption algorithms support like AES.
> Also your example applications like "encrypt2" use a password file which
> needs a special length.
> All other documents around state symmetric key encryption (e.g.
> http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/library/s-xmlsec.html ). So the
> standard definitely supports that. Maybe I'm running to the wrong
> direction ;-)
> -Stefan

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