Re: [openpgp] [FORGED] Re: Expiration impending: <draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc4880bis-01.txt>

Werner Koch <wk@gnupg.org> Tue, 04 July 2017 09:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [openpgp] [FORGED] Re: Expiration impending: <draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc4880bis-01.txt>
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On Tue,  4 Jul 2017 11:06, pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz said:

> For example for file encryption you might have MUST AES, MUST MDC, MUST
> Iterated and Salted S2K (why do the other options even exist?), MUST either

Well we should actually have a dummy S2K for the case that you take a
full entropy passphrase from a database.  Lacking that the Simple S2K is
the next best choice.

> The profile option, rather than rewrite-the-RFC, is fully compatible with

In fact there is already a profile for Suite B in the draft (from
RFC6637).  The German spooks want their Brainpool instead.  Me and many
others would prefer Chicago curves.  Thus, do we need to chnage your
well-know quote to

                    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an
                    airline.  It helps if you have some kind of a football
                    team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you
                    need a beer.
                        -- Frank Zappa
                    And an OpenPGP profile.
                        -- OpenPGP WG ?

;-)



Shalom-Salam,

   Werner

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