Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) Cipher Suites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, tls mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, tls chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'ECC Cipher Suites for TLS' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'ECC Cipher Suites for TLS ' <draft-ietf-tls-ecc-13.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Transport Layer Security Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-tls-ecc-13.txt
Technical Summary This document adds Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) cipher suites to TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. These cipher suites have some technical advantages over the currently defined RSA and DH/DSS cipher suites in terms of key size and performance. This document does not entail any changes to the TLS base specification. Working Group Summary The WG was unable to achieve rough consensus on advancing this document to Proposed Standard, due to concerns about IPR and some concerns about complexity. The WG was able to achieve rough consensus on advancing this document to Informational (following failure to achieve consensus on standards track). Some concerns about complexity (in particular curve negotiation) remain, but the overall feeling in the WG was that this document was ready for publication as an Informational RFC. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.