ECC and smartcards

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Jan 9 19:20:46 CET 2012

On Mon,  9 Jan 2012 18:57, ott at said:

> I'm not against that. Maybe the thing we can take out of this
> discussion is that, the specification should allow multiple curves
> and curve formats to be supported (similar to the RSA key sizes in

I does.

> current specification) and perhaps there could be an option „user
> defined“ or something similar which allows you to set the parameters

I has one.  You only have to map it to an OID.

> state of X.509 it maybe commercially worthwhile to support the standard
> and the specified profiles required for certain contracts in the future.

For Symantec it makes a lot of sense to support SuiteB.  For GnuPG we
don't need to care.  Well, unless someone pays for it.



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