[TLS] Curve25519 in TLS

Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org> Mon, 09 September 2013 20:09 UTC

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Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 22:08:54 +0200
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Cc: Patrick Pelletier <code@funwithsoftware.org>, "tls@ietf.org" <tls@ietf.org>
Subject: [TLS] Curve25519 in TLS
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Douglas Stebila <stebila@qut.edu.au>; writes:

> There are other reasons to support curve25519, including efficiency
> and resistance to side-channel attacks because constant-time
> implementations.

I agree.  To be able to move forward with standardization of the idea,
an Internet Draft may help.  I have create one:

http://www.ietf.org/id/draft-josefsson-tls-curve25519-00.txt

Feedback most welcome!

/Simon