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Re: Notes from NIS&T Key Escrow Export conference.

>The last issue in the session was that the length of the key, 64-bits,
>was defined in criteria #1. There was no discussion at the conference on
>this criteria. It seems that the NIS&T and NSA folks believe that this is a
>closed topic. The folks in the session did not agree. They felt that 64-bits
>was not enough.

I hope this gets to you before the conference is over. I would REALLY
like to hear the government response to the question:

"If keys are escrowed, what purpose does a 64 bit limit serve?"

Secondarily, I observe that this apparently precludes the use of OTP.

Peter Trei
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