[dnsext] NSEC3 and elliptic curve signatures

Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman@vpnc.org> Thu, 16 September 2010 16:59 UTC

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Greetings again. draft-hoffman-dnssec-ecdsa describes DNSSEC signature algorithms using the two generally-accepted elliptic curve sizes on 256 and 384 bits. Dan Simon pointed out to Wouter and I that RFC 5155 talks about choosing iteration sizes for DSA and RSA, but not elliptic curves. Wouter ran some numbers that could be used to determine possible iteration counts, but RFC 5155 only sets maximums for iterations, not suggested values.

Do folks here think that draft-hoffman-dnssec-ecdsa should have suggested RFC 5155 iteration counts? Should we discuss it at all?

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