• <-- (rijndael was the original name of aes) withdrawn because only one variant of rijndael became AES
  • <-- ( is a synonym already)
  • <-- (in all the questions https is just a specific example for general SSL concerns. securiy.SE has the synonym, too.)

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    $\begingroup$ Rijndael is not the same as AES. AES is a specific instance of Rijdael with certain fixed parameters. Also, there is a differense between an rng and an prng. For fixed input, the output of an prng is deterministic. This must not hold for an rng. $\endgroup$
    – Maeher
    Jun 18 '12 at 6:35

Thanks for your suggestion.

  • As I see now, the two questions tagged are about specifics in the non-AES variants of Rijndael (or the differences of these to AES), and also tagged . I don't see much to gain from the tag synonym here. (Actually, there might be some more questions which could benefit from the tag.)

  • In the case of , you are right - HTTPS is just a layer of HTTP over SSL/TLS, and the non-SSL specific parts would be off topic here. We could even totally delete the tag, but it might help someone who doesn't actually now that HTTPS is based on SSL/TLS. (An addition to the tag wiki might be useful here.)

  • For and , it also looks like a synonym would be okay. While not every RNG must be a PRNG, I see no actual value of a separate tag.

I will create synonyms for the latter two cases, and look if I can find some more questions for the tag in the next some days, if there are no arguments against this.


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