A Stream Cipher Encryption Algorithm 'Arcfour'
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|Authors||Rodney Thayer , Kalle Kaukonen|
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This document describes an algorithm here called Arcfour that is believed to be fully interoperable with the RC4 algoritm. RC4 is trademark of RSA Data Security, Inc. There is a need in the Internet community for an encryption algorithm that provides interoperable operation with existing deployed commercial cryptographic applications. This interoperability will allow for a smoother transition to protocols that have been developed through the IETF standards process.
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