CryptKit 0.9: cryptsock

David P Jablon dpj at
Tue Dec 4 19:08:25 CET 2001

References and links for many of the papers in the field of 
password-based public key cryptography can be found at:

And several relevant submissions to IEEE P1363.2 can be found at:

In article <7x667pw8ap.fsf at>,
Paul Rubin  <phr-n2001d at> wrote:
>Bryan <bryan at> writes:
>> Thanks for the link, it lead me to research other password-based
>> key-agreement schemes. I found Authentication and Key Agreement via
>> Memorable Password (
>> ) which claims
>> to be the most efficient of all of them ( EKE, PAK, SRP, GXY, AuthA
>> ).  I believe I will implement AMP.  Your input would be
>> appreciated.
>I'm not familiar with AMP.  The SRP paper has references to some other
>protocols of this type though.  Main problem I see is patent issues
>around many of them.  I believe SRP was developed in order to avoid
>the EKE patent.

I can confirm that SPEKE was designed to avoid earlier patents.

-- dpj

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