Re: [TLS] (selection criteria for crypto primitives) Re: sect571r1

Viktor Dukhovni <ietf-dane@dukhovni.org> Thu, 16 July 2015 04:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] (selection criteria for crypto primitives) Re: sect571r1
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On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 12:17:28AM -0400, Dave Garrett wrote:

> Side question: what is the meaning of the "r" in the naming convention we
> use? (e.g. secp521r1, & sect571r1 vs. sect571k1)

The "r" means that a mysterious seed can be used to "verify" that
the curve paramets are ("nothing up my sleeve") *r*andom.

-- 
	Viktor.