Re: [Cfrg] I-D Action: draft-mcgrew-hash-sigs-07.txt

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Tue, 27 June 2017 20:44 UTC

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Thanks for posting the updated draft.  As you know, I have a document that depends on it.

I did a quick read, and I have a few comments.  All of them are editorial.

Section 1, last paragraph: s/public formats/signature and public key formats/

Section 2: please correct the indenting of the middle paragraphs.

Section 3.2: s/bytes 20, 21/bytes 20-21/

Russ

> On Jun 27, 2017, at 1:45 AM, internet-drafts@ietf.org wrote:
> 
> 
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Crypto Forum of the IETF.
> 
>        Title           : Hash-Based Signatures
>        Authors         : David McGrew
>                          Michael Curcio
>                          Scott Fluhrer
> 	Filename        : draft-mcgrew-hash-sigs-07.txt
> 	Pages           : 45
> 	Date            : 2017-06-21
> 
> Abstract:
>   This note describes a digital signature system based on cryptographic
>   hash functions, following the seminal work in this area of Lamport,
>   Diffie, Winternitz, and Merkle, as adapted by Leighton and Micali in
>   1995.  It specifies a one-time signature scheme and a general
>   signature scheme.  These systems provide asymmetric authentication
>   without using large integer mathematics and can achieve a high
>   security level.  They are suitable for compact implementations, are
>   relatively simple to implement, and naturally resist side-channel
>   attacks.  Unlike most other signature systems, hash-based signatures
>   would still be secure even if it proves feasible for an attacker to
>   build a quantum computer.
> 
> 
> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-mcgrew-hash-sigs/
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