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Class NistKat

  extended bygnu.crypto.tool.NistKat

public final class NistKat
extends java.lang.Object

For a designated symmetric block cipher algorithm, this command generates and exercises Known Answer Tests data for either, or both, Variable Key and Variable Text suites.

NistKat's output file format is in conformance with the layout described in Section 3 of NIST's document "Description of Known Answer Tests and Monte Carlo Tests for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Candidate Algorithm Submissions" dated January 7, 1998.


  1. Known Answer Test (KAT) and Monte Carlo Test (MCT) Information

$Revision: 1.2 $

Method Summary
static void main(java.lang.String[] args)
          The main entry point for this tool.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Method Detail


public static void main(java.lang.String[] args)

The main entry point for this tool.

    gnu.crypto.tool.NistKat (options) cipher [key-size]

       The canonical name of the cipher algorithm.
       The key-size in bits to use for the algorithm.  If unspecified,
       then the three NIST key-sizes 128, 192 and 256 shall be used.

    -k | -t | -a
       Generate Variable Key Known Answer Test (KAT) data only, Variable
       Text KAT data only, or both.  For backward compatibility, if this
       option is unspecified, then -a (both Variable Text and Variable
       Key data) is activated.
       Print this help page.

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