[rfc-dist] RFC 5656 on Elliptic Curve Algorithm Integration in the Secure Shell Transport Layer

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        RFC 5656

        Title:      Elliptic Curve Algorithm Integration in 
                    the Secure Shell Transport Layer 
        Author:     D. Stebila, J. Green
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       December 2009
        Mailbox:    douglas at stebila.ca, 
                    jonathan.green at queensu.ca
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 44259
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-green-secsh-ecc-09.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5656.txt

This document describes algorithms based on Elliptic Curve
Cryptography (ECC) for use within the Secure Shell (SSH) transport
protocol.  In particular, it specifies Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman
(ECDH) key agreement, Elliptic Curve Menezes-Qu-Vanstone (ECMQV) key
agreement, and Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) for
use in the SSH Transport Layer protocol.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
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