Comments on (06-225r6) SSC-3: Key Entry using ESP

Kevin D Butt kdbutt at
Mon Apr 30 10:51:04 PDT 2007

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In your latest proposal you have a discussion point that asks two 
Should we make P-521 Elliptic curve mandatory as well? 
<<The answer is NO!  There are IP issues with elliptic curve and IBM will 
resist making this mandatory.>>
Should we require that the device server support 256-bit SK (Seed Keys?) 
for encryption?
<<We can support this.>>
Kevin D. Butt
SCSI & Fibre Channel Architect, Tape Firmware
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