[Cfrg] draft-fluhrer-lms-more-parm-sets-01

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Thu, 23 April 2020 19:01 UTC

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Scott:

Thanks for your talk on this draft yesterday.  It raised a few questions.

1) SHA256-192:  I like it.  Does the size of I change?  My guess is that it is still 16 bytes, but I want to be sure.

2) SHAKE256-256 and SHAKE256-192:  Why use an Extendable-Output Function (XOF)?  Since the output in the application is always 256 bits or 192 bits, the normal reason for picking an XOF does not seem relevant.

3) Temporary code points: Why do you have collisions?  For example, LMOTS_SHA256_N24_W1 and LMS_SHA256_M24_H5 are the same, and RFC 8554 avoided overlaps between LMS and LMOTS code points.

Russ