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From: "Mansour Moufid" <mansourmoufid@...>
Subject: Re: Encryption Ciphers
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 15:19:30 -0500
On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 1:29 PM, Florian Philipp
<lists@...> wrote:
>  One last question for everyone who has read this rather long mail (thank
>  you, btw): What exactly is benbi in aes-lrw-benbi:sha256 and what should
>  I choose for XTS? The kernel description states plain but essiv and
>  benbi work as well.
>

benbi is an IV generation algorithm. If you look at the dm-crypt
sources [1], benbi stands for "big-endian 'narrow block'-count" (not
sure where they got the `i' from...). There's also one called bewbi,
which I thought was entertaining.

Sincerely,
Mansour Moufid

[1] http://www.cs.fsu.edu/~baker/devices/lxr/http/source/linux/drivers/md/dm-crypt.c#L110
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