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Re: scrypt Internet Draft

ahh I wondered what the original of that format was.



On Nov 1, 2012, at 12:53 PM, Solar Designer <solar@openwall.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 09:16:23PM +0200, Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Nick Galbreath <nickg@client9.com> writes:
>>> * need reference to base64, most likely  http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3548
>>> As I learned the hard way there several, and crypt-256/512 uses a
>>> very custom one.
>> RFC 4648 even. :-)
> Actually, neither.  I think we should in fact reuse what Nick called a
> "very custom" base 64 encoding, because it is what has been
> traditionally used by all crypt(3) flavors except for bcrypt since
> 1970s.  It happens to be simpler and slightly shorter than base64 (no
> padding).
> Alexander