Re: [babel] [Babel-users] rather than ripemd160...

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@toke.dk> Wed, 28 November 2018 11:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [babel] [Babel-users] rather than ripemd160...
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Dave Taht <dave@taht.net> writes:

> David Schinazi <dschinazi.ietf@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> I feel strongly against making anything but SHA-256 mandatory to
>> implement. It will delay publication and not improve the
>> interoperability story. That said, I agree that the Blake2 family is a
>> good fit here so it would be nice to have bird and babeld support them
>> - but they do not need to be in the spec.
>
> Are we weeks, months, or years away from publication? Do we have time
> to, like, actually code up, and test interoperability, performance,
> and methods, before prague?

Seeing as we already have prototype implementations in both babeld and
bird, I don't see why not; if someone volunteers to do the testing (*hint*) ;)

-Toke