Canonical Key Format for ECC?

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Jun 3 17:45:45 CEST 2015

On Wed,  3 Jun 2015 13:49, gniibe at said:

>     A. Jivsov, Sample Keys and Messages:

FWIW, the same keys are available at

> Shouldn't we fix the code (g10/import.c:transfer_secret_keys) to use
> the name of curve (instead of OID string)?

Given that Libgcrypt uses "NIST P-nnn" as canonical names and makes the
OIDs only aliases, this changing makes sense.  It requires a few lines
of extra code and my laziness is the only reason I have not done it.



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