Re: [Cfrg] What crypto algorithm is referenced most in RFCs?

Brian Smith <bsmith@mozilla.com> Tue, 14 June 2011 22:42 UTC

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To: Sean Turner <turners@ieca.com>
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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] What crypto algorithm is referenced most in RFCs?
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Sean Turner wrote:
> > On 2011:06:13 16:04, David McGrew wrote:
> Somebody has asked for draft that says don't use RC4. I'm really busy
> but would gladly help deprecate RFC cipher suites in TLS. Unless of
> course, I'm totally wrong and we should keep them....

I think you meant to write "deprecate RC4 cipher suites in TLS." 

What would be the justification used? I know of some weaknesses of RC4 but I haven't seen any indication that it is broken in TLS.

Cheers,
Brian