[rfc-dist] RFC 5114 on Additional Diffie-Hellman Groups for Use with IETF Standards

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        RFC 5114

        Title:      Additional Diffie-Hellman Groups for Use 
                    with IETF Standards 
        Author:     M. Lepinski, S. Kent
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       January 2008
        Mailbox:    mlepinski at bbn.com, 
                    kent at bbn.com
        Pages:      23
        Characters: 49565
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-lepinski-dh-groups-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5114.txt

This document describes eight Diffie-Hellman groups that can be used
in conjunction with IETF protocols to provide security for Internet
communications.  The groups allow implementers to use the same groups
with a variety of security protocols, e.g., SMIME, Secure SHell (SSH),
Transport Layer Security (TLS), and Internet Key Exchange (IKE).

All of these groups comply in form and structure with relevant
standards from ISO, ANSI, NIST, and the IEEE.  These groups are
compatible with all IETF standards that make use of Diffie-Hellman or
Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman cryptography.

These groups and the associated test data are defined by NIST on
their web site [EX80056A], but have not yet (as of this writing) been
published in a formal NIST document.  Publication of these groups and
associated test data, as well as describing how to use Diffie-Hellman
and Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman for key agreement in all of the
protocols cited below, in one RFC, will facilitate development of
interoperable implementations and support the Federal Information
Processing Standard (FIPS) validation of
implementations that make use of these groups.  This memo provides 
information for the Internet community.

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