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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-x942-06.txt

1999-03-23 15:04:33
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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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