Re: [Cfrg] Agenda items for CFRG@IETF 97

"David McGrew (mcgrew)" <> Tue, 25 October 2016 20:18 UTC

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Hi Kenny,

I would like to request a slot to present on some new work on hash based signatures: 1) an updated version of draft-mcgrew-hash-sigs, which incorporates a bunch of clarifications and some normative changes to simplify things, 2) quick demo of the reference code for that spec, and 3) a proposal for batch signatures, which extends the hash-sigs draft in a way that significantly improves efficiency whenever messages can be signed in batches.  (I have not submitted the new draft yet, sorry, test cases still pending.)  

I suggest that there be a discussion on postquantum cryptography in IETF protocols, which could include status (what protocols need it?) and proposals (Frodo and NewHope in IKE and TLS, say).   

Thanks, and best regards,


P.S. - I will be at the IETF hackathon if anyone is interested in hash signatures implementation/use. 

On 10/18/16, 6:29 AM, "Cfrg on behalf of Paterson, Kenny" < on behalf of> wrote:

>Dear CFRG,
>CFRG will meet on Monday November 14th at IETF 97 in Seoul from 13:30 to
>15:30 local time. 
>Please send the chairs proposals for topics for discussion and
>presentations by close of business on Tuesday, October 25th.
>Thank you,
>Kenny (for the chairs).
>Cfrg mailing list