I've noticed quite a few questions on this list recently of the form "How do I do X?" "What is the right cryptographic primitive for goal X?" etc.
I'd like to plug the following site: http://crypto.stackexchange.com/ Cryptography Stack Exchange It is an excellent place to post questions like that and get helpful answers. I encourage folks to give it a try, if they have questions like the ones I listed above. By posting there, you will not only get good answers, but those answers will also be documented in a form that's well-suited for others with the same problem to find and benefit from. I'm not trying to drive people away from this mailing list, just pointing out an additional resource that may be helpful. Or, if you're feeling helpful and community-minded, you can subscribe and help answer other people's questions there. (That site is like Stack Overflow, for those familiar with Stack Overflow, except that it is focused on cryptography. There is also a site on information security: http://security.stackexchange.com/ ) _______________________________________________ The cryptography mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.metzdowd.com/mailman/listinfo/cryptography