Coda File System

Re: XOR in Coda

From: Ivan Popov <>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:07:39 +0100 (MET)
On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, M. Satyanarayanan wrote:

> ... it sounds like "later" is finally here :-)


now it is definitely time to fix the weakness, with Coda beginning to
carry more and more [important] data. Even worse, there comes
vulnerability analysis on the Coda list and the last hope of
security-by-obscurity vanishes... :)

As Jan pointed out at some time, we might even need some incompatible
changes on the wire, to be able to fully employ the strongest encryption -
but for the moment it is time to replace XOR with something that would be
harder to crack, at least several orders of magnitude...

Thanks for Coda,
and let's add crack-resilience to its list of qualifications!..
Received on 2004-02-18 06:09:52