[noise] Spec revision 32

Alex alex at centromere.net
Fri May 19 07:57:05 PDT 2017

On Fri, 19 May 2017 16:52:38 +0200
"Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason at zx2c4.com> wrote:

> On Fri, May 19, 2017 at 4:48 PM, Alex <alex at centromere.net> wrote:
> > That's why I provide an optional validation module. You pass it a
> > handshake pattern, I certify that it follows all the rules.  
> Even with validation, different handshakes have different security
> properties at different points in time. Trevor has gone through the
> pains to work all of these out, and the specification now includes
> some very nice charts. When you give users a menu of handshake
> patterns, they can then consult the charts to see which they want.
> When you let them build the pattern themselves, they will definitely
> hang themselves with that piece of rope.

That's why I provide off-the-shelf patterns. Most users will never have
to define their own pattern.


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