[dm-crypt] Efficacy of xts over 1TB

Ietf Nist ietfnist at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 26 00:25:53 CEST 2010


On 25/07/2010 Milan Broz wrote:
> On 07/25/2010 05:28 PM, Arno Wagner wrote:
> > On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 02:25:32PM +0200, Milan Broz wrote:
> >> Seriously, XTS-AES is FIPS140-2 approved and I see no problem to use it.
> > 
> > Well, I basically do not see the algorithm. Maybe searching for 15 
> > Minutes was not enough, but when something is hidden in Crypto,
> > I always become very suspicuous.
> Draft is here (referenced from Linux kernel crypt XTS implementation)
> http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/1619/email/pdf00086.pdf 

In debian bugreport #494584, the IETF NIST submission for cipher XTS was
mentioned and linked. IETF had it online publically available until the
3. of September 2008. I fetched this document by then, and uploaded it
to several free file hosters:


Be aware though that it's prohibited to copy and/or redistribute this

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