Re: [smime] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC2631 (5480)

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Mon, 27 August 2018 16:48 UTC

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From: Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>
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> On Aug 27, 2018, at 11:43 AM, Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>; wrote:
> 
> Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com>; writes:
> 
>> Wow, this has gone a very long time without anyone noticing.  As far as I can
>> tell, it have not resulted in any implementation errors.
> 
> Has it resulted in any implementations?
> 
> (That's a serious question.  What actually uses X9.42 DH, rather than PKCS #3
> DH?  That is, I know that some standards reference that RFC, but what actually
> implements it and uses it in the real world?).

I am aware of an implementation that was done 17 or 18 years ago.  I do not know if it is still being used.

Russ