Re: [Cfrg] OCB test vectors reusing nonces

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Sun, 26 January 2014 15:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] OCB test vectors reusing nonces
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On 01/26/2014 03:19 PM, David McGrew wrote:
> Hi Ted,
> 
> On 01/26/2014 10:11 AM, Ted Krovetz wrote:
>>> For the above two reasons I think it would be worth updating the test
>>> vectors, despite some risk of causing a slight delay. Surely the
>>> draft doesn’t have to repeat much of the vetting process if only
>>> sample results change. I am willing to confirm new test vectors quickly.
>> This makes sense. I'll do it. In the coming days I'll update the OCB
>> vectors as James suggested, he and I will confirm the results, and
>> I'll update the draft for others to verify.
> 
> that's great, thanks for being so responsive.
> 
> If anyone else would be able to independently verify the text cases
> between now and February 7, please contact Ted directly, and thanks in
> advance.

I won't be able to do that, but can confirm that this wouldn't
affect my IRSG review etc. And it does seem like a good idea.

S.

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> David
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>> -Ted
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