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Re: Comments/Questions about the XML-Signature spec

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 17:43:06 -0400
Message-Id: <200105232143.RAA0000021257@torque.pothole.com>
To: Erwin van der Koogh - Sun Ireland - Software developer <Erwin.Vanderkoogh@sun.com>, w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, eve.maler@east.sun.com, rags@sun.com, lde008@dma.isg.mot.com

I spoke (or rather wrote) too soon.  The J, seed, and pgenCounter have
to do with the NIST recommended way to generate p and q so you can be
confident someone hasn't handed you weak p and q.  This needs to be
documented better in the spec.

Sorry,
Donald

From:  "Donald E. Eastlake 3rd" <dee3@torque.pothole.com>
Message-Id:  <200105232054.QAA0000021094@torque.pothole.com>
To:  Erwin van der Koogh - Sun Ireland - Software developer    <Erwin.Vanderkoogh@sun
.com>,
            w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, eve.maler@east.sun.com, rags@sun.com,
            lde008@dma.isg.mot.com
In-reply-to:  Your message of "Thu, 10 May 2001 00:00:51 EDT."
	                  <200105100400.AAA0000095684@torque.pothole.com> 
Date:  Wed, 23 May 2001 16:54:42 -0400

>Hi,
>
>On the DSA Key Value item, maybe I'm missing something but I don't
>know what J, seed, and pgenCounter are about. So I agree with you
>that, as far as I can see, they should be dropped. And it would be
>reasonable for P, G, and Q to be optional.
>
>...
>
>Thanks,
>Donald
Received on Wednesday, 23 May 2001 17:44:05 UTC

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