[TLS] cipher suite naming

Patrick Pelletier <code@funwithsoftware.org> Sat, 12 October 2013 02:18 UTC

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I was just looking at the IANA cipher suite registry for TLS:

http://www.iana.org/assignments/tls-parameters/tls-parameters.xhtml#tls-parameters-4

and noticed:

0xC0,0xA6	TLS_DHE_PSK_WITH_AES_128_CCM	Y	[RFC6655]
0xC0,0xA7	TLS_DHE_PSK_WITH_AES_256_CCM	Y	[RFC6655]
0xC0,0xAA	TLS_PSK_DHE_WITH_AES_128_CCM_8	Y	[RFC6655]
0xC0,0xAB	TLS_PSK_DHE_WITH_AES_256_CCM_8	Y	[RFC6655]

Why are the _CCM variants called DHE_PSK while the _CCM_8 variants are  
called PSK_DHE?  Shouldn't the _CCM_8 cipher suites be named the same  
as the _CCM cipher suites, except with _8 at the end?

--Patrick