Re: [Cfrg] Point format endian (was: Adoption of draft-ladd-spake2 as a RG document)

Alyssa Rowan <akr@akr.io> Mon, 19 January 2015 12:27 UTC

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From: Alyssa Rowan <akr@akr.io>
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:27:15 +0000
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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] Point format endian (was: Adoption of draft-ladd-spake2 as a RG document)
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On 19 January 2015 11:56:27 GMT+00:00, "Dearlove, Christopher (UK)" <chris.dearlove@baesystems.com>; wrote:
> […] Is the use of little endian format here a deliberate design decision?

Probably yes, to match every existing implementation of Curve25519 already in the wild (and most commonly-used architectures)?

TLS WG give new curves free reign on point format, explicitly not SEC1 constrained. They preferred little endian (weakly) for the above reason, I believe?

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