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Re: From gnunet-bcd to

From: Schanzenbach, Martin
Subject: Re: From gnunet-bcd to
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 08:23:55 +0000

> On 21. Nov 2021, at 23:26, Christian Grothoff <> wrote:
> Dear Alessio,
> Wow, that read like a ton of great work was done that should be merged
> 'soon' ;-). I have one comment:
> On 11/21/21 8:10 PM, Alessio Vanni wrote:
>> - gnunet-namestore
>> The '-u' option was broken. I forgot in which version this change was
>> made, but now public keys for egos are "stringified" by prepending a
>> readable representation of the string length before the actual key.
>> gnunet-namestore was trying to read the old format, which is six
>> characters shorter.
> I'm a bit confused by this, I don't recall making this change or
> discussing something like this with anyone. What I do recall is that we
> added the cipher type sometime in the past. However, prefixing by a
> readable representation of the string length!?!? Why would we do that?
> I'm confused. If anyone could clarify this, I'd much appreciate it!

Pretty sure this is just a best guess by Alessio on what those 6 characters 
This is certainly related to the key type which we added for cipher agility in 


> Happy hacking!
> Christian

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