Re: [Cfrg] scrypt password-based key derivation function

Björn Edström <be@bjrn.se> Sun, 13 December 2015 11:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] scrypt password-based key derivation function
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Case in point: Cisco IOS (as run by routers etc) supports scrypt. It
will live on for a while.

Cheers
Björn


On Sun, Dec 13, 2015 at 1:50 AM, Tony Arcieri <bascule@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 2:22 AM, Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org>
> wrote:
>>
>> At this point, publishing the scrypt document is about documenting
>> reality.  Scrypt is already widely deployed used on the Internet.  That
>> is why I believe it is useful to publish this.  I agree it is better to
>> promote Argon2 going forward -- and that work is in progress -- but I
>> believe there will be years until it reaches the same deployment level
>> as scrypt.  Argon2 was finalized only on the last months.
>
>
> +1
>
> As a PHC judge: scrypt is still a fine choice, and while I think Argon2 will
> be a great choice in the future, scrypt has a much better ecosystem of
> supported implementations, documentation, etc
>
> --
> Tony Arcieri
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