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Re: RFS: seccure

On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 13:00:28 +0100
James Westby <jw+debian@jameswestby.net> wrote:

> Dear mentors,
> I am looking for a sponsor for my package "seccure".
> * Package name    : seccure
>   Version         : 0.1-1
>   Upstream Author : B. Poettering (seccure AT point-at-infinity.org)
> * URL             : http://point-at-infinity.org/seccure/
> * License         : GPL
>   Section         : utils
> It builds these binary packages:
> seccure    - tools for using algorithms based on elliptic curve
> cryptography (ECC) The seccure toolset implements a selection of
> asymmetric algorithms based on elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). In
> particular, it offers public key encryption / decryption and signature
> generation / verification. ECC schemes offer a much better key size to
> security ratio than classical systems (RSA, DSA). Keys are short enough to
> make direct specification of keys on the command line possible (sometimes
>  this is more convenient than the management of PGP-like key
>  rings). seccure builds on this feature and therefore is the tool of
>  choice whenever lightweight asymmetric cryptography -- independent of
>  key servers, revocation certificates, the Web of Trust, or even
>  configuration files -- is required. 

  Would be interesting to point some differences, improvements or even
disadvantages respect other similar ECC tools in the archive like sks-ecc.

 Ricardo Mones
 «You will have a long and unpleasant discussion with your supervisor.»

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