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Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:43:20 +0000
From: The Fungi <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: crypt_blowfish 8-bit character

On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 07:19:13PM +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
> That said, I appreciate you posting this suggestion, and I'd be
> happy to consider some more. It is always possible that there's
> some brilliant idea I had not thought of...

No, I agree your proposed approach lends a more general solution
which could be applied to the use cases I was considering. I saw you
mention it over on the crypto list as well, but it sounded like you
were trying to find ways to avoid a new hash encoding identifier in
the wild which could conflict with something OpenBSD might consider
assigning for some other purpose at a later date (though assuming
this workaround makes it onto their radar, that seems an unlikely
situation anyway).
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