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Re: Why ECC?
"Michael Young" <mwy-em9k@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>At 03:18 AM 9/25/2002 +1200, Peter Gutmann wrote:
>>Because it already contains every algorithm anyone could think of anyway,
>>and a few more for implementors to ignore wouldn't matter?
>I took Peter's comment as a joke, a jab at the load of things already there.
It was intended as a joke, although you have to be quite careful here because
these things tend to come true - PKIX is currently busy standardising something
which started as a joke by Bob Jueneman some years ago and which I suggested as
an April 1 RFC more recently. Hmm, there's a thought:
Next thing you know I'll walk out the door and trip over the brand-new Sun
15K which someone left there for me.
Peter (ever hopeful).