UMAC: Message Authentication Code using Universal Hashing
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'UMAC: Message Authentication Code using Universal Hashing' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'UMAC: Message Authentication Code using Universal Hashing ' <draft-krovetz-umac-08.txt> as an Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-krovetz-umac-08.txt
Technical Summary This specification describes how to generate an authentication tag using the UMAC message authentication algorithm. UMAC is designed to be very fast to compute in software on contemporary uniprocessors. Measured speeds are as low as one cycle per byte. UMAC relies on addition of 32-bit and 64-bit numbers and multiplication of 32-bit numbers; all of these operations are well-supported by contemporary computers. Working Group Summary This document is not affiliated with any working group; however, the document received considerable review and comment on the CFRG mailing list. The document was updated to reflect the discussion. Protocol Quality At least one implementation exists. See http://www.cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/umac/. Note to RFC Editor Please replace the first paragraph of the Introduction as follows: OLD: UMAC is a message authentication algorithm (MAC) designed for high performance. It it backed by a rigorous formal analysis and there are no intellectual property claims made to any ideas used in its design. NEW: UMAC is a message authentication algorithm (MAC) designed for high performance. It is backed by a rigorous formal analysis and there are no intellectual property claims made by any of the authors to any ideas used in its design.