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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Guix - GNUnet binary ditribution roadmap

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Guix - GNUnet binary ditribution roadmap
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:13:57 +0100
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Christian Grothoff <address@hidden> skribis:

> On 03/14/2014 02:27 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Guix is not tied to any particular public key crypto algorithm.
>> Currently we typically use RSA key, as you note, but we could just as
>> well tell libgcrypt to use something else, no?
> Yes, and my point is you should.  I also do not believe in giving
> users choices in this respect, as they will invariably make bad
> choices.

Heh, right.

> For GNS-compatibility, you should use ECDSA on Curve25519 with RFC 6979
> (deterministic ECDSA).

OK, then we should make it the default.  IIUC, this should be:

  (genkey (ecdsa (curve Ed25519) (flags rfc6979)))

Thanks for your feedback!


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