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From: Ralf Brown 
Newsgroups: sci.crypt

Subject: Re: Variable Size Block Ciphers
Date: 27 Aug 1995 10:18:16 GMT
Organization: Just me and my PC....
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Originator: ralf@B.GP.CS.CMU.EDU

In article , (Paul Rubin) wrote:
}Isn't RC5 a variable width block cipher, sort of?

Parameterized.  You can set various sizes beforehand, to get a different
variation of the cipher.  IIRC, register size, number of rounds, and key
length are parameterized, i.e RC-5(32,12,128) for the variant with 32
bit "registers" (a 64-bit block), 12 rounds, and a 128-bit key.

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