[Mono-list] AES 256

Sebastien Pouliot sebastien.pouliot at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 09:30:22 EDT 2006

Hello Mario,

On Mon, 2006-04-03 at 14:57 +0200, Mario Munda wrote:
> Can I use mono to encypt network traffic with AES 256 bit encryption 
> algorithm?

Yes you can.

> Documentation marks that i can only use 128 AES, but higher block sizes 
> are not a part of the AES specification?!

Yes and that's totally true. However I guess you're confusing block size
and key size. 

The .NET framework (and Mono) supports all block sizes (and key sizes)
for Rijndael. AES, a subset of Rijndael, only supports block size of 128
bits (but key length of 128, 192 and 256 bits).

Sebastien Pouliot  <sebastien at ximian.com>
Blog: http://pages.infinit.net/ctech/

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