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RFC 4634, "US Secure Hash Algorithms (SHA and HMAC-SHA)", July 2006

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 6234

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

Errata ID: 2415
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Alfred Hoenes
Date Reported: 2006-08-13
Held for Document Update by: Sean Turner
Date Held: 2010-08-06

Section 8.1 says:

The initial Description in the file, on page 18 of the RFC, says:

                                             vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
 *  Description:
 *      This file implements the Secure Hash Signature Standard
 *      algorithms as defined in the National Institute of Standards
 *      and Technology Federal Information Processing Standards
 *      Publication (FIPS PUB) 180-1 published on April 17, 1995, 180-2
 *      published on August 1, 2002, and the FIPS PUB 180-2 Change
 *      Notice published on February 28, 2004.

It should say:

It should say:

 *  Description:
|*      This file implements the Secure Hash Algorithms
 *      as defined in the National Institute of Standards
 *      and Technology Federal Information Processing Standards
 *      Publication (FIPS PUB) 180-1 published on April 17, 1995, 180-2
 *      published on August 1, 2002, and the FIPS PUB 180-2 Change
 *      Notice published on February 28, 2004.

Notes:

Avoiding the term "Signature" in accordance with the Standards
mentioned. The NIST consistently uses the acronyms "SHA" for
"Secure Hash Algorithm" and "SHS" for "Secure Hash Standard"
and precisely distinguished between these two terms.

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