[tor-dev] sketch: An alternative prop224 authentication mechanism based on curve25519

teor teor2345 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 22:32:31 UTC 2016

> On 18 Nov. 2016, at 09:20, David Goulet <dgoulet at ev0ke.net> wrote:
> On 18 Nov (08:27:53), teor wrote:
>>> On 18 Nov. 2016, at 03:52, David Goulet <dgoulet at ev0ke.net> wrote:
>>>> I ended up using the x25519 scheme described above by Nick.
>>>> I also ended up dodging the UX questions raised on this thread, by only
>>>> specifying the Tor protocol level details, and leaving the out-of-band
>>>> HS<->client protocol mostly unspecified. I believe that this out-of-band
>>>> protocol and configuration details can be figured out in the future, and
>>>> we should not block on them right now.
>>> Yes, I believe this is fine. Note that tor-keygen tool is getting another
>>> _very_ important use case here that is the key generation on client side.
>> The tor-keygen tool is not currently included in the Tor Browser bundle.
>> So we would have to add it (or provide an alternate method) for Tor Browser
>> users.
> It also does not really exists :). But we have a ticket for it and it's
> very important also for HS offline keys!

Oh right, I had it confused with tor-gencert.

> And yes, I like you idea that TBB should have it included coupled with a
> nice UI for HS auth.

And the Tor Expert Bundle (Windows) so people can run HSs on Windows using


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