Re: [TLS] draft-sheffer-tls-bcp: DH recommendations

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Thu, 19 September 2013 08:50 UTC

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Yaron Sheffer <yaronf.ietf@gmail.com>; writes:

>There are multiple issues with MODP DH in TLS (performance is just one of
>them). So I'd like to recommend EC DHE instead - which makes this discussion
>moot.

There are even more issues with ECC, namely their brittleness, paranoia
(whether justified or not) about NSA meddling, and patent issues.  DH is
simple in comparison.

Peter.