14 May 2000 ajk   » (Journeyer)

I've been specing and implementing Winters network protocol. It's going slowly. I managed to write my own Blowfish implementation which seems to be correct (passes a simple encryption/decryption test where I know the correct ciphertext). I noted, however, that the online description of Blowfish is ambiguous in many occasions, most notably it omits information on endianness issues on many occasions. Apparently my guess "big-endian über alles" was correct. My Blowfish implementation is not one of the fastest, but it is the only one that I know that does not require separate source configuration (either manually or with Autoconf) and is written in C.

Did you know that GCC means "Graphic Character Combination"? I didn't, until I ran across the ECMA-48 standard.

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