Support for the Edwards curves - ed25519

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banjo
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Support for the Edwards curves - ed25519

Post by banjo » Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:52 am

Recently, TinCanTech replied to a topic of mine saying that OpenVPN does not, at the moment, support the Edwards curves. So:
  1. There appears to be some suspicion regarding NIST-supplied curves
  2. The Edwards curves are apparently more secure and more difficult to crack
  3. OpenSSL has supported them for more than a year
  4. OpenVPN does not support them
When will OpenVPN support the Edwards curve, ed25519?

Given that I use OpenSSL with OpenVPN, a possibly self-serving observation is that I am OK with initially only providing support via OpenSSL.

narun4sk
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Re: Support for the Edwards curves - ed25519

Post by narun4sk » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:54 pm

Hey ho,

I've got to this page by researching the ed25519 support in OpenVPN and I second the OP. IMHO all 4 points are very valid and there were no updates from the OpenVPN devs for nearly a year :(

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TinCanTech
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Re: Support for the Edwards curves - ed25519

Post by TinCanTech » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:53 pm


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