Re: [Cfrg] ECC reboot (Was: When's the decision?)

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg@elzevir.fr> Fri, 17 October 2014 15:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] ECC reboot (Was: When's the decision?)
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On 17/10/2014 17:24, Hallof, Andreas wrote:
> If independent from each other three different Chipcard-Manufacturer tell me
> they prefer using curves with random primes then this tells me something.
> 
I don't disagree with that, but unless I missed something nobody answered the
following question yet: why can't people who prefer random primes use the
already published and standardised (for use with PKIX and TLS and probably
others) Brainpool curves?

If the people who need/prefer random primes are happy with the current Brainpool
curves, then the new curves only need to satisfy the rest of the world.
(Assuming the CFRG decision clearly state that they are not intended as a
replacement to the Brainpool curves, but as a complement.)

Manuel.