• Subject: RE: file encryption
  • From: Tim McCarthy <timm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 13:54:06 -0500

That's all very well Leif but encryption requires that the receiver have
the same capability. I don't think it's ok to assume that the other
party's happy to sit down and do some coding to support a proprietary
compression and encryption method when there are standards and products
available.   

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Chaos, panic and disorder...my work here is done.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leif Svalgaard [SMTP:leif@leif.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 12:50 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: file encryption
> 
> From: Carl Galgano <cgalgano@ediconsulting.com>
> To: <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
> 
> > The data are banking transactions, we will send each transaction
> once.
> 
> I see no need to be fancy (and depend on all kind of external
> factors).
> Compress the data (CMRDATA), "encrypt" with a shared secret key
> by XORing the compressed data starting past the 12-byte header.
> This relies on your saying "need some encryption", implying that
> NSA-type security is not really needed.
> 
> 
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