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RFC 5656, "Elliptic Curve Algorithm Integration in the Secure Shell Transport Layer", December 2009

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: sec

Errata ID: 1960
Status: Verified
Type: Technical

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2009-12-17
Verifier Name: Sean Turner
Date Verified: 2010-07-30

Section 6.2,2nd para says:

|  For example, the method name for ECDH key exchange with ephemeral
|  keys generated on the nistp256 curve is "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256".

It should say:

                                    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
|  For example, the method name for the SSH ECC public key algorithm
|  using the nistp256 curve is "ecdsa-sha2-nistp256".
   ^^^^^

Notes:

Rationale: The RFC text inadvertently mixes content appropriate for
Section 6.2 with content in Section 6.3; the current text would cause
a contradiction with 6.3, as can be seen from the 2nd para in 6.3.

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