[homenet] a clarification about cryptographic agility

Denis Ovsienko <denis@ovsienko.info> Wed, 06 April 2016 17:01 UTC

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Subject: [homenet] a clarification about cryptographic agility
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Hello all.

In yesterday's talk about Babel profile for homenet one of the slides briefly discusses protocol authentication. In particular, it mentions 2 mandatory to implement cryptographic algorithms as a requirement of RFC 7298. It should be noted that this particular requirement more belongs to BCP 201. In short, as soon as any cryptographic algorithm becomes involved, cryptographic agility becomes a concern and the problem is best addressed at the design phase by carefully picking two MTI algorithms.

    Denis Ovsienko