[Cfrg] Wanting a signature scheme, not needing it right now

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Fri, 02 January 2015 02:17 UTC

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Subject: [Cfrg] Wanting a signature scheme, not needing it right now
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On Jan 1, 2015, at 2:00 PM, Adam Langley <agl@imperialviolet.org> wrote:
> It does not suggest a signature scheme, despite several people
> suggesting that it would be required in recent days, because I don't
> think that we're at that point yet.

I was one of those folks, and a few folks off-list walked me through why I was incorrect when I said it was needed for TLS. I want a signature scheme for EC, and I would prefer that it have better operational security properties than ECDSA. If we can get agreement on that soon, great, but if not, it should not deter CFRG from giving the TLS WG a 128-strength solution.

--Paul Hoffman