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Re: Transforming variable-length to fixed keys

> [1] There's a story from IBM when they were testing a new IBM-internal 
>     encryption system for long-haul telecoms applications.  They were 
>     playing around with bouncing encrypted transmissions off an IBM-owned 
>     satellite when they were contacted by the NSA who said "You're not using 
>     DES.  Stop it".

This story has already been debunked on this mailing list, I believe.