post-quantum computing in GnuPG
Robert J. Hansen
rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Wed Apr 2 01:43:09 CEST 2014
> Hi, is there any plan to include post-quantum cryptography ciphers such
> as McEliece and NTRU in GnuPG?
I am not a GnuPG developer: they will have the official word.
Unofficially, no. GnuPG tracks the RFCs published by the IETF Working
Group. If you want to see this, make a case for it to the WG and get
algorithm numbers, etc., assigned. Then implement it as a patch to a
GnuPG tree and let people beat on it for a while. If it survives,
you've got an excellent chance of getting it adopted into GnuPG.
I know, I know -- "I didn't mean 'how do *I* implement it,' I meant 'are
*you* going to implement it.'" And the answer there is probably not,
not unless someone like you gets the ball rolling in the above fashion.
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