Field separators, again

Paul Crowley paul at
Wed Jun 8 03:26:57 PDT 2005

Ken Horn wrote:
>>>    "digest_type" in place of "auth_type",
>> Definitely not.  What if the next revision uses UMAC?
> what does auth mean? Authentication? Authorisation? Auth of what/who?


> To whom? I prefer digest, but maybe that's because I don't really know the 
> difference between a digest and a MAC. How about "hash_type", cos to me, 
> they're all just fancy hash algorithms.

That would be very inaccurate.  UMAC is *not* a hash algorithm.
\/ o\ Paul Crowley, paul at

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