[AG-TECH] Vic Rat Encryption

Colin Perkins csp at csperkins.org
Wed Dec 10 15:35:24 CST 2003


--> Todd Zimmerman <toddz at sfu.ca> writes:
> I'm trying to find out what encryption scheme AG2 / Vic / Rat uses to 
> encrypt the data streams.  Unfortunately, my lack of understanding 
> concerning encryption technologies isn't helping me much ;-) 
> In searching the AG-Tech archive, I found a msg from Bob Olsen 
> (http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/web-mail-archive/lists/ag-tech/2002/07/msg0
> 0081.html) where AES/Rijndael is referenced... however, all I can see in
> the Vic/Rat documentation is reference to DEC/Triple-DEC. 
> Have the AG2 Vic/Rat distributions been updated to use AES/Rijndael?

Yes. Both vic and rat originally supported DES (not Triple-DES). Bob Olson
contributed AES code for rat, but I don't recall if it was integrated into
vic as well.

Colin Perkins

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