Re: [openpgp] Curve3617 in OpenPGP? Beyond rfc6637.

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Fri, 18 October 2013 07:30 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] Curve3617 in OpenPGP? Beyond rfc6637.
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On Fri, 18 Oct 2013 03:37, jon@callas.org said:

> Andrey would know best, but my reading of RFC 6637 leads me to think that all you need is an OID for the curve and you're golden.

Right.  I plan to make Ed25519 the default in GnuPG - 256 bit ECC is a
good replacement for the current defaults - eventually other curves will
be added as well.  One drawback with rfc6637 is that we can't yet use
compressed points.  This is a minor drawback because introducing this
latter would still allow to keep on using the same keys.


Salam-Shalom,

   Werner

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