Re: [TLS] Obstacles to standardizing ECC in TLS

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com> Tue, 10 June 2014 11:29 UTC

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On Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 10:55 PM, Salz, Rich <rsalz@akamai.com> wrote:
>> The second is that the CFRG has not yet decided which curves to use.
>
> My recollection is that CFRG has picked 25519 as its (first perhaps) recommend curve.  Sean Turner, which my assist, owes an I-D based on the original paper.

I thought this was the case also, but it's very unclear:
And the accepted curves extension indicates curves acceptable in
certificates, unless I am wildly off base, and we don't quite yet have
an ID for Ed25519, which we need for signatures. I would welcome
making 25519/Ed25519 MTI.

Sincerely,
Watson Ladd

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