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Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:49:46 +0100
From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com>
To: passwords@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: keyed hash vs. encryption

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 02:59:39AM -0700, Jim Fenton wrote:
> On 3/15/18 1:08 PM, Solar Designer wrote:
> > Now in another thread, Arnold argues in favor of changing the SHOULD to
> > SHALL, and you haven't objected yet:
> >
> > http://www.openwall.com/lists/passwords/2018/03/15/1
> >
> > So I feel I have to: please either leave it at SHOULD, or please allow
> > the hash encryption approach as an option as well (primary option even?)
> 
> "yet"? I didn't realize there was a deadline.

Of course, there was not, and by "yet" I meant precisely that you still
could comment if you wanted to, which you did now - thanks!

> SP 800-63B was published last summer after considerable public comment

Yeah.  The process looked just right to me.  I regret not commenting on
the draft in time.

Alexander

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