Subject: Re: FUD about CGD and GBDE
To: Roland Dowdeswell <>
From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
List: tech-security
Date: 03/03/2005 18:15:41
In message <>, Roland Dowdeswell writes:

>I chose CGD with AES256 for two reasons.  First I wanted to compare
>systems with comparable performance.

	"More computing sins are committed in the name of efficiency
	(without necessarily achieving it) than for any other single
	reason - including blind stupidity."

				-- W.A.Wulf

GBDE has two major designgoals: Security and Usability/Deployability.

Performance is somewhere down the list after those two.

I'm looking forward to seeing something from you which amounts to more
than name-calling and hand-waving.

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