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.

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