[noise] Extensions for forward secrecy and New Hope

Trevor Perrin trevp at trevp.net
Sat Sep 3 16:43:19 PDT 2016

On Sat, Sep 3, 2016 at 3:47 PM, Rhys Weatherley
<rhys.weatherley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 8:08 AM, Trevor Perrin <trevp at trevp.net> wrote:
>> What do you think about "Further Forward Secrecy", "ffs" for the
>> pattern transformation, and *_FFS for the pseudocode names?
> That acronym has another more unfortunate meaning in other contexts, so
> maybe not. :-)

I see.  It's an expression of annoyance, according to Google.

Well, that's the reader supplying that context, not us.  And quantum
computers *are* annoying...

I sort of like it otherwise.  People sometimes talk about "PFS"
handshakes, where the "Perfect" doesn't mean anything, but here
"Further" would modify the "Forward Secrecy" and imply that it extends
further into the future.


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