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Re: Why KEM?, RE: Charter Update

2002-05-01 10:23:11

I think that I did respond to Robert's question.  At IETF 53, I gave a presentation on this subject.  You can see the slides at


At 01:14 PM 5/1/2002 -0400, Mike Just wrote:

It's not clear to me that there is consensus on this path (unfortunately, there seemed to be no reaction on either side to this email) as reflected in the latest version of the Charter.

I'd like to re-iterate Robert's concerns (from his e-mail of 04/19/2002) and ask the fundamental question: Why are we even considering KEM when we already have a sufficient solution with OAEP?


-----Original Message-----
From: Housley, Russ [mailto:rhousley(_at_)rsasecurity(_dot_)com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2002 5:14 PM
To: ietf-smime(_at_)imc(_dot_)org
Subject: RE: Charter Update

Is the WG consensus that RSA-OAEP, RSA-KEM, and AES should be in separate,
independent documents.  This would allow AES to be used with any of the key
management techniques?

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