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Re: More on Netscape

> I guess most everybody has seen the response that Netscape put on their 
> page, but did people check out the "for more info" link 
> (http://home.netscape.com/newsref/std/key_security.html)
> It says that the commerce server supports (among others) DES and DES3 
> (same as 3DES?).  They list the key sizes as 64 and 192 bits 
> respectively.  My question is, isn't DES 56 bits?  (with an 8 bit salt 
> that would be 64 I guess), but isn't DES3 112 bits, not 192?
> Just wondering...

That would be one key for encrypting, another key for decrypting and a third
key for encrypting again.  64*3=192.