[Council] JEP-0027

Mike Lin mikelin at MIT.EDU
Wed Apr 10 13:33:09 CDT 2002


No, the headers basically just say "This is a PGP packet". The encoding
is simply base64 with a small checksum added to it. The encoded data is
a highly structured packet that contains the cryptographic metadata. For
more information see RFC 1991.

-Mike

On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 14:16, Max Metral wrote:
> Isn't that encoding already algorithm specific?  Or is there some
> overarching format that the contents is in that includes the information?
> 
> From the JEP:
> All program output is ASCII armored output with the headers removed.
> 
> was the metadata in the headers?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Lin [mailto:mikelin at MIT.EDU]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 1:55 PM
> To: council at jabber.org
> Subject: RE: [Council] JEP-0027
> 
> 
> Just as a note, all the cryptograhically relevant data (algorithm, block
> mode, etc.) is already encoded in the ASCII-Armored PGP packet. For what
> it's worth, which is nothing, I vote 1 on this as an informational JEP.
> 
> -Mike
> 
> On Wed, 2002-04-10 at 13:52, Max Metral wrote:
> > I'm going out on a limb and saying -1 until this has more detail.  In
> > addition to what DW said, I wonder if we should have an attribute that
> > explicitly identifies the algorithms used for each step, even if it means
> > having a default for when the attribute isn't there.
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Dave Smith [mailto:dizzyd at jabber.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 10, 2002 1:46 PM
> > To: council at jabber.org
> > Subject: Re: [Council] JEP-0027
> > 
> > 
> > On 4/9/02 11:19 AM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
> > 
> > 0. 
> > 
> > No issues to wit.
> > 
> > Diz
> > > Perhaps we can vote on JEP-0027? It's informational so I don't think it
> > > needs a position paper.
> > > 
> > > http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0027.html
> > > 
> > > Peter
> > > 
> > > --
> > > Peter Saint-Andre
> > > email+jabber: stpeter at jabber.org
> > > weblog: http://www.saint-andre.com/blog/
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