Mathematical Mesh 3.0 Part X: Considerations for Quantum Cryptanalysis Resistance
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Network Working Group                                 P. M. Hallam-Baker
Internet-Draft                                           2 November 2020
Intended status: Informational                                          
Expires: 6 May 2021

 Mathematical Mesh 3.0 Part X: Considerations for Quantum Cryptanalysis
                               Resistance
                   draft-hallambaker-mesh-quantum-03

Abstract

   The Mathematical Mesh 'The Mesh' is an infrastructure that
   facilitates the exchange of configuration and credential data between
   multiple user devices and provides end-to-end security.  This
   document describes.

   [Note to Readers]

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   This document is also available online at
   http://mathmesh.com/Documents/draft-hallambaker-mesh-quantum.html.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     2.1.  Requirements Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     2.2.  Defined Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Related Specifications  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.4.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Recommended and Required Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Quantum Resistant Signatures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Example: Creating a Quantum Resistant Signature
           Fingerprint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   9.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   One of the core goals of the Mesh is to move the state of the art in
   commercial cryptography beyond that achieved in the 1990s when PKIX,
   S/MIME and OpenPGP were first developed.  While each of these
   infrastructures and protocols has been subject to incremental
   improvement, none has seen widespread adoption of new cryptographic
   approaches.

   *  Quantum Resistant Signatures.

2.  Definitions

   This section presents the related specifications and standard, the
   terms that are used as terms of art within the documents and the
   terms used as requirements language.

2.1.  Requirements Language

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119].

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2.2.  Defined Terms

   The terms of art used in this document are described in the _Mesh
   Architecture Guide_ [draft-hallambaker-mesh-architecture].

2.3.  Related Specifications

   The architecture of the Mathematical Mesh is described in the _Mesh
   Architecture Guide_ [draft-hallambaker-mesh-architecture].  The Mesh
   documentation set and related specifications are described in this
   document.

2.4.  Implementation Status

   The implementation status of the reference code base is described in
   the companion document [draft-hallambaker-mesh-developer].

3.  Recommended and Required Algorithms
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