[Cfrg] FW: draft-irtf-cfrg-eddsa - verification signature options

Jim Schaad <ietf@augustcellars.com> Sat, 09 July 2016 23:35 UTC

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Schaad [mailto:ietf@augustcellars.com]
> Sent: Saturday, July 09, 2016 4:34 PM
> To: 'draft-irtf-cfrg-eddsa@tools.ietf.org'
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> Subject: draft-irtf-cfrg-eddsa - verification signature options
> 
> Please discuss the trade off so I can know which I should be implementing
for
> step #3 in section 5.1.7 discussing verification of signatures.
> 
> There are two equations given for checking the result.  However, there is
no
> discussion of the tradeoffs between the two equations.   It appears to me
that
> the only difference is some extra scalar multiplication that should never
change
> the result, and there should be skipped for the purpose of speed.  This is
not the
> formula that is given first and I would assume has preference for some
reason.
> 
> 
> Jim