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Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:06:51 +1300
From: Peter Gutmann <>
Subject: Re: [PHC] PHC output specifics

Marsh Ray <> writes:

>I posted this to the panel list, but we’d like to move the discussion here.

My response in the panel list was "+".

>At the same time I’d like to clarify: Where I listed three specific knobs, I
>was not so much trying to specify the behavior of the function and just give

Having had to implement, test, and maintain a new gratuitously incompatible
password PRF for every single security protocol I've implemented that uses
them (PGP, SMIME, SSH, SSL, and CMP) I'd really like the number of knobs kept
to a minimum, perhaps one for CPU use and one for memory use and that's all.
The less bells and whistles, the better.


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