A Description of the Rabbit Stream Cipher Algorithm
RFC 4503

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From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: RFC Editor <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Cc: The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>, <iana@iana.org>, ietf-announce@ietf.org
Subject: Re: Informational RFC to be: draft-zenner-rabbit-03.txt 

The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'A Description of the 
Rabbit Stream Cipher Algorithm' <draft-zenner-rabbit-03.txt> as an 
Informational RFC. 

The IESG would also like the IRSG or RFC-Editor to review the comments in 
the datatracker 
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Technical Summary

  This document describes the Rabbit stream encryption algorithm, which
  uses 128-bit key and 64-bit IV.

Working Group Summary

  This document is an individual submission.  It is not affiliated with
  any IETF Working Group.

Protocol Quality

  The document makes the algorithm description available to the Internet

  The document describes a patented stream cipher.  The IPR Statement
  for this stream cipher was posted on 2 Dec 2005.


  This RFC is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard.
  The IETF disclaims any knowledge of the fitness of this RFC for
  any purpose and notes that the decision to publish is not based on
  IETF review apart from IESG review for conflict with IETF work.
  The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at its
  discretion.  See RFC 3932 for more information.