force-v4-certs and digest-algo
Robert J. Hansen
rjhansen at inav.net
Fri May 10 21:51:01 CEST 2002
> The entire point of the IETF, and of the RFC system, is to eliminate the
> "de facto standards" mess, and give us actual standards.
... and to further elaborate my point (which follows from that): a
standard quickly devolves to near-uselessness if people start extending it
willy-nilly. Look at the UNIX Wars, or "This Site Best Viewed In". A
standard ought be adhered to unless there are clear and compelling reasons
not to do so. I don't see any clear and compelling reason to use
RIPEMD-160, and so I don't. (Let me say, though, that it's not my
intention to speak for anyone but me.)
> You are confusing DSA (the algorithm) with DSS (the standard). DSS
D'oh. My goof.
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