[secdir] a few new algs and a bunch of deprecation

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Tue, 03 November 2015 04:38 UTC

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Subject: [secdir] a few new algs and a bunch of deprecation
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Hiya,

At the secdir lunch we spoke about needing a bit of organisation
around adding new curves and about deprecating some old algs (e.g.
sha1). There's a scattered set of stuff that'll need doing some
of which is in progress (e.g. drafts allocating OIDs for new
curves), others of which may not yet be. One possibility would be
to try do this as a WG with a charter that tightly defines which
new things can be added but allows for deprecating anything
that should be deprecated. (The putative WG here would not I
think tackle items where we have a current WG active, e.g. TLS
can handle defining codepoints for TLS.)

As a separate but related thing, Alexey said he'd create a cfrg
wiki page where folks could add the names of drafts that are
defining things related to new curves. That might feed into the
positive parts of chartering.

FWIW, if this is something people supported and found useful,
Kathleen and I are happy to help it happen. Next step would likely
be to send a mail like this to saag then if nothing bad happens, to
start a mailing list for this and see if there's enough energy
to get stuff going. (If there is, I doubt a BoF would be needed.)

Thoughts?

S.