Re: [Cfrg] When's the decision?

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com> Mon, 06 October 2014 23:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] When's the decision?
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On Oct 6, 2014 8:57 AM, "Stephen Farrell" <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> wrote:
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> Hiya,
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> On 06/10/14 16:53, Yoav Nir wrote:
> > They’re all good enough
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> Tend to agree. But CFRG, pretty-please don't pick them all!

This ignores the significance of choices such as which coordinates to use
on the wire, whether to use compression, and which signature scheme to use.

These are not make or break items, and any curve could be used several
ways, but these issues do not go away with the choice of curve.
>
> If you do we'll just have to pick elsewhere (e.g. saag or
> specific IETF wgs) with less clue immediately involved.

Agreed: the buck stops here.
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> S.
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