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Title : Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement Method
Author(s) : E. Rescorla
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-x942-06.txt
Pages : 13
Date : 22-Mar-99
This document standardizes one particular Diffie-Hellman variant,
based on the ANSI X9.42 draft, developed by the ANSI X9F1 working
group. Diffie-Hellman is a key agreement algorithm used by two par-
ties to agree on a shared secret. An algorithm for converting the
shared secret into an arbitrary amount of keying material is pro-
vided. The resulting keying material is used as a symmetric encryp-
tion key. The D-H variant described requires the recipient to have a
certificate, but the originator may have a static key pair (with the
public key placed in a certificate) or an ephemeral key pair.
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