Re: [TLS] Correction: early codepoint assignment for Curve25519, Curve448, Ed25519 and Ed448

Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org> Thu, 14 January 2016 23:22 UTC

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From: Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>
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Subject: Re: [TLS] Correction: early codepoint assignment for Curve25519, Curve448, Ed25519 and Ed448
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Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org>; wrote:

> Allocating a code point for X25519 could be done and is long overdue
> (first draft September 2013).  X448 is also stable.  Code points for
> Ed25519 and Ed448 is more problematic since TLS authentication has
> historically had interaction with PKIX certs.  I agree with Yoav's
> assertion that the curve point verification issue is not big enough to
> stall code point allocation.


I agree with this.

Cheers,
Brian