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[Bug 25839] Curve25519 Named Curve

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Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 17:42:13 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=25839

Brian LaMacchia <bal@microsoft.com> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Brian LaMacchia <bal@microsoft.com> ---
I would object to adding only Curve25519 to the list of named curves if we're
going to open up the NamedCurve list to curves beyond the NIST prime curves. 
MSR recently published a paper [1] defining new Weierstrass curves that are
faster than the corresponding NIST curves at the same security level and meet
all the requirements of the SafeCurves project.  The Brainpool curves (which
already have an IETF RFC) are also popular in non-NIST circles.  So, at a
minimum, if we open up the NamedCurve to add Curve25519 then we should also add
the Brainpool curves and the MSR curves.

[1] http://eprint.iacr.org/2014/130

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