Strange crypto choices

Yegor Ievlev koops1997 at
Sun May 27 17:14:11 AEST 2018

I don't think we should wait for a RFC in order to use stronger
crypto. We already prefer Curve25519 for key exchange without waiting
for it. So why wait for a RFC in this case?

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 5:09 AM, Damien Miller <djm at> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 May 2018, Christian Weisgerber wrote:
>> On 2018-05-25, Yegor Ievlev <koops1997 at> wrote:
>> > The defaults for HostKeyAlgorithms option are: [...]
>> > Why does OpenSSH prefer older and less secure
>> > ( ECDSA with NIST curves over Ed25519?
>> I asked Markus and Damien about this in the past but honestly don't
>> remember the answer.  Some of the potential reasons (lack of
>> standardization, no DNS fingerprint, ...) seem to no longer apply.
>> I've been wanting to hassle Markus and Damien about this again,
>> once I run into them in person, but that opportunity hasn't presented
>> itself yet.
> Yeah, there's no RFC for ed25519 keys yet. There's an I-D in progress at
> Christian is right about our reasoning for the other choices.
> -d
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