[PATCH] Changes for EdDSA (3/3)

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Apr 7 17:35:52 CEST 2014

On Mon,  7 Apr 2014 07:35, gniibe at fsij.org said:

> Reading RFC4880 again, I think that it would be better to allocate
> another public-key algorithm ID for (say) EdDSA-SHA3, perhaps.

If that will ever be the case, this could be done.  I current id4a on
how to handle EdDSA in OpenPGP is to specify an EdDSA algorithm and tie
the curve to the size of the key.  That is for a keysize < 256 Ed25519
is used, for other keysizes other curves.  Thus there will be only one
fixed list of curves and not a myriad of variants. 

In case an algorithm needs to be replaced, we need to change the code
anyway and thus a flexible specification does not gain much.



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