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package gnu.crypto.mode;

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// $Id: IMode.java,v 1.5 2005/10/06 04:24:17 rsdio Exp $
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import gnu.crypto.cipher.IBlockCipher;

 * <p>The basic visible methods of any block cipher mode.</p>
 * <p>Block ciphers encrypt plaintext in fixed size n-bit blocks. For messages
 * larger than n bits, the simplest approach is to segment the message into
 * n-bit blocks and process (encrypt and/or decrypt) each one separately
 * (Electronic Codebook or ECB mode). But this approach has disadvantages in
 * most applications. The block cipher modes of operations are one way of
 * working around those disadvantages.</p>
 * <p>A <i>Mode</i> always employs an underlying block cipher for processing its
 * input. For all intents and purposes, a <i>Mode</i> appears to behave as any
 * other block cipher with the following differences:</p>
 * <ul>
 *    <li>Depending on the specifications of the mode, the block size may be
 *    different that that of the underlying cipher.</li>
 *    <li>While some modes of operations allow operations on block sizes that
 *    can be 1-bit long, this library will only deal with sizes that are
 *    multiple of 8 bits. This is because the <tt>byte</tt> is the smallest,
 *    easy to handle, primitive type in Java.</li>
 *    <li>Some modes need an <i>Initialisation Vector</i> (IV) to be properly
 *    initialised.</li>
 * </ul>
 * <p>Possible additional initialisation values for an instance of that type
 * are:</p>
 * <ul>
 *    <li>The block size in which to operate this mode instance. This
 *    value is <b>optional</b>, if unspecified, the underlying block cipher's
 *    configured block size shall be used.</li>
 *    <li>Whether this mode will be used for encryption or decryption. This
 *    value is <b>mandatory</b> and should be included in the initialisation
 *    parameters. If it isn't, a {@link java.lang.IllegalStateException} will
 *    be thrown if any method, other than <code>reset()</code> is invoked on the
 *    instance.</li>
 *    <li>The byte array containing the <i>initialisation vector</i>, if
 *    required by this type of mode.</li>
 * </ul>
 * @version $Revision: 1.5 $
00095 public interface IMode extends IBlockCipher {

   // Constants
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    * <p>Property name of the state in which to operate this mode. The value
    * associated to this property name is taken to be an {@link Integer} which
    * value is either <code>ENCRYPTION</code> or <code>DECRYPTION</code>.</p>
00105    String STATE = "gnu.crypto.mode.state";

    * <p>Property name of the block size in which to operate this mode. The
    * value associated with this property name is taken to be an {@link Integer}.
    * If it is not specified, the value of the block size of the underlying
    * block cipher, used to construct the mode instance, shall be used.</p>
00113    String MODE_BLOCK_SIZE = "gnu.crypto.mode.block.size";

    * <p>Property name of the initialisation vector to use, if required, with
    * this instance. The value associated with this property name is taken to
    * be a byte array. If the concrete instance needs such a parameter, and it
    * has not been specified as part of the initialissation parameters, an
    * all-zero byte array of the appropriate size shall be used.</p>
00122    String IV = "gnu.crypto.mode.iv";

    * <p>Constant indicating the instance is being used for <i>encryption</i>.</p>
00127    int ENCRYPTION = 1;

    * <p>Constant indicating the instance is being used for <i>decryption</i>.</p>
00132    int DECRYPTION = 2;

   // Methods
   // -------------------------------------------------------------------------

    * <p>A convenience method. Effectively invokes the <code>encryptBlock()</code>
    * or <code>decryptBlock()</code> method depending on the operational state
    * of the instance.</p>
    * @param in the plaintext.
    * @param inOffset index of <code>in</code> from which to start considering
    * data.
    * @param out the ciphertext.
    * @param outOffset index of <code>out</code> from which to store result.
    * @exception IllegalStateException if the instance is not initialised.
   void update(byte[] in, int inOffset, byte[] out, int outOffset)
   throws IllegalStateException;

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