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Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 19:52:07 -0400
From: Bill Cox <waywardgeek@...il.com>
To: discussions@...sword-hashing.net
Subject: Re: [PHC] PHC Zoo ?

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM, Daniel Franke <dfoxfranke@...il.com> wrote:
>> Some of the authors, like EARWORM, listed everything he
>> could think of, and I have nothing so far to add, but probably half of
>> the ones I've read so far didn't list any weaknesses at all, and so I
>> have a list...
>
> Thank you - this is high praise :-). I felt a bit sheepish submitting
> informally-stated conjectures for some claims that I felt ought to be backed
> by theorems, but seeing that even some of my favorite designs are supported
> by far less analysis alleviates my impostor syndrome considerably.

I feel the same way.  I can tell from your entry that you're one of
the real hackers.  I didn't read it before because authentication
servers isn't an area I'm particularly interested in.  It was a
pleasant surprise.  My own paper isn't in the same class.  Honestly,
I'm worried EARWORM may out-perform TwoCats per thread, which is the
only category I'm hoping to "win".

Bill

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