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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded

From: Jack Lloyd
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 21:24:19 -0400
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On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 08:43:41PM +0200, Markus Schiltknecht wrote:
> Hi,
> Jack Lloyd wrote:
> >Monotone uses EMSA3 (aka PKCS#1 v1.5), which is a deterministic
> >encoding. So for a fixed input, the same key will always produce the
> >same signature. (The generally accepted solution for RSA signature
> >padding is EMSA4 aka PSS, which is a randomized method).
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what prevents us from to 
> switching to EMSA4?

Nothing that I can think of, except that it would be very much a flag
day in terms of cert signatures.


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