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Liaison to IETF on Diffie-Hellman Group Repository

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2012-08-28
From Group IEEE-802-11
From Contact Dorothy Stanley
To Group IETF
To Contacts The IETF Chair <>
Cc The IESG <>
Paul Hoffman <>
Yaron Sheffer <>
Stephen Farrell <>
Sean Turner <>
Response Contact Bruce Kraemer <>
Purpose For action
Deadline 2012-12-15 Action Taken
Attachments Liaison to IETF on Diffie-Hellman Group Repository
Liaisons referring to this one Response to Liaison 1181
To : Paul Hoffman and Yaron Sheffer, IPsecme Chairman, Russ Housley, IETF

CC: Stephen Farrell and Sean Turner, Security Area Co-Directors, Dorothy
Stanley, IEEE 802.11 Liaison to the IETF

Dear IETF,

From discussions within IEEE 802.11 that took place July 19th in our San Diego
meetings, the IEEE 802.11 Working Group understands that a new set of elliptic
curves (the "Brainpool curves") defined in RFC 5639 are proposed to be added to
the Group Description IANA registry that was established for IKEv1 (RFC 2409).
The IEEE 802.11 Working Group supports this proposed addition.

The code points in this registry are used by IEEE 802.11-2012 to conveniently
identify domain parameter sets for use by an authentication protocol that
employs discrete logarithm cryptography.

To enable support of the "Brainpool curves" in IEEE 802.11-2012, the IEEE
802.11 Working Group requests that the IETF make a request to IANA to update
the IKEv1 registry named "Group Description" and assign code points for the
"Brainpool curves".

For your reference, IEEE Std 802.11(tm)-2012 is the current version of the IEEE
802.11 Standard.

Please contact myself as chairman of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group and Dorothy
Stanley as IEEE 802.11 to IETF Liaison Officer for further information.

Best Regards,

Bruce Kraemer
Chair, IEEE 802.11