FIPS186-3 and NIST SP800-57 support

Gerardo Petti gerardo.petti at
Tue Feb 16 04:05:46 EST 2010


I saw from OpenSSH man pages that the DSA key length must be 1024 bytes
(according to the standard FIPS 186-2).


According to the FIPS186-3 and NIST SP800-57, DSA key length could be
greater than 1024 bytes (2048, 3072).


Will OpenSSH be compliant with this new standard?

If yes, could you share with me the delivery plan of OpenSSh version
implementing FIPS186-3/NIST SP800-57 standard?



Thanks in advance.

Best Regards





Software Engineer, AXE IO Area

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