Re: [Cfrg] Formal request from TLS WG to CFRG for new elliptic curves

Tanja Lange <tanja@hyperelliptic.org> Sun, 20 July 2014 16:16 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] Formal request from TLS WG to CFRG for new elliptic curves
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On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 02:38:19PM +0200, Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard wrote:
> On 20/07/2014 06:50, Watson Ladd wrote:
> > On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Benjamin Black <b@b3k.us>; wrote:
> >> [...] Please provide specific
> >> supporting documentation for claims of significant, not incremental,
> >> performance or security gains for TLS from this.
> > 
> > http://bench.cr.yp.to/
> > 
> It is rather unfortunate that http://bench.cr.yp.to/impl-dh/nistp256.png returns
> a 404 error.
> 
That implementation only supports sparc and we currently have no 
modern sparc (donations welcome!).

Nobody submitted decent DH implementations of the NIST curves, 
take a look at the signatures page instead
	http://bench.cr.yp.to/impl-sign/ecdonaldp256.html
that implementation wraps OpenSSL's implementation.

	Tanja