Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys/netinet
To: None <>
From: Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino <>
List: tech-crypto
Date: 09/08/2003 19:27:01
> >       we have needs for 16bit and 20bit, do you know of 16/20bit block
> >       cipher?
> Since the high bit is used for a special purpose (toggled every time
> the generator is reseeded), don't we actually need 15- and 19-bit block
> ciphers to generate 16- and 20-bit identifiers?

	if you flip the top bit, yes, (n - 1) bit cipher is needed.
	if you don't flip the top bit and encrypt sequential counter, n bit
	cipher is needed.

> I believe that you can build a block cipher of arbitrary size using
> a Feistel network and some other cipher.  See recent posts to the
> list.

	yup.  it's a interesting thread.