[gnutls-help] gnutls_dh_set_prime_bits question

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Fri Jan 3 21:54:39 CET 2014

On 01/03/2014 09:29 PM, Ted Zlatanov wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:05:12 +0100 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> wrote: 
>>> I was about to submit a patch against the manual based on this e-mail
>>> from July and wanted to quickly check if the answers to (1), (2), (3)
>>> have changed (since I know there have been some issues with EC since
>>> then).
> NM> What issues are you referring to?
> I did not mean "some issues with EC" to mean GnuTLS specifically,
> sorry if that was unclear.
> I meant the backdoor in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_EC_DRBG and
> AFAIK it doesn't affect GnuTLS, but I would expect users to be somewhat
> paranoid about anything with "EC" in the name.  So we could amend the
> answers to preempt the possible EC-related questions.  It's up to you if
> you feel that's necessary.

Indeed, I noticed that confusion too on various forums. For that topic
it may be nice to have an answer in:

For modifying that you may want to check the web-pages branch of the
gnutls repository.


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