more on NIST hash competition

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Thu Jan 25 03:30:02 EST 2007

=?UTF-8?B?SXZhbiBLcnN0acSH?= <krstic at> writes:
>Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>I'm completely unfamiliar with the way NIST operates, but I've been wondering
>for years why they haven't organized this competition already. Do we have a
>list veteran who can shed some light on why it took them this long? My
>curiosity demands to know.

The AES competition was already a severe resource drain, running another one
for an AHS would have been prohibitive, until the clear signs that SHA was in
real trouble made it more palatable.


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