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Title : OpenPGP Elliptic Curve Algorithm Formats
Author(s) : D. Scherkl
Filename : draft-scherkl-openpgp-ecc-00.txt
Pages : 20
Date : 09-Aug-01
This document defines which algorithm specific parameters are needed
for elliptic curve cipher (ECC) and elliptic curve digital signature
algorithm (ECDSA) and how they have to be stored in openPGP packets.
Therefore it is an supplement to the openPGP message format .
It also defines which checks are needed to validate ECC and ECDSA
keys and which 'top-level' operations must be performed for
encryption/decryption and signing/signature verification. But it
gives no advices how to implement these checks and operations, nor
the underlying mathematics. To do this, look for example at IEEE
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