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

Joseph Salowey <joe@salowey.net> Tue, 19 January 2016 17:53 UTC

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From: Joseph Salowey <joe@salowey.net>
To: 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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Any objections to early allocation for X25519 and X448?  Are there
implementers with code ready to test interop?

Thanks,

Joe

On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 3:22 PM, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>; wrote:

> 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
>