[Botan-devel] Quick Tutorial Question
lloyd at randombit.net
Wed Oct 5 14:24:06 EDT 2005
On Wed, Oct 05, 2005 at 11:09:54AM -0700, Rachel Blackman wrote:
> Yeah, I know. To explain further, this isn't -- precisely -- a session
> thing. It's more like rapid-fire PGP messages; sending a number of
> small, separate chunks of data encrypted with a known public key to the
> holder of the private key.
> I suppose for the sake of standardization and future extensibility, I
> should be using AES -- it was what I was originally looking at doing --
> but there weren't any good cross-platform solutions that didn't either
> have huuuuuuuge price tags attached, or require me to reinvent the
> wheel. (And occasionally required me to invent stoneworking tools,
> fire, or even evolve sight first before I could even get /around/ to
> re-inventing the wheel.)
> And since these are small rapid-fire one-way messages, not a two-way
> stream, using RSA or ElGamal seems a 'sufficient' solution, even if not
> an ideal one.
Ah, OK. Given the circumstances you describe, that seems like a
reasonable decision to me as well. Just wanted to make sure you knew
all the options available to you.
More information about the botan-devel