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We'll have to study this. The practical reason for using the rijndael reference code is that ocb.cc is only written against three interfaces: OpenSSL (which we can't ship currently for licensing reasons -- we depend on GPLed code), the rijndael reference implementation, and compiler AES intrinsics (which we don't have on most architectures).

Down the road we may end up making a shim to use GnuTLS or figuring out how to ship as GPL+OpenSSL exception.

The practical exposure to information leakage via timing attacks is pretty controlled, since we just ignore any datagram that fails the authenticity check and we generally only send outgoing packets per a timer (whose smallest value is 1/50 second).




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