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A reference request is a request to be provided with a source from documentation, official papers, and specs related to one or more specific algorithms or cryptographic procedures. Open ended literature recommendation requests are off topic!

A reference request is a request to be provided with a source from documentation, official papers, and specs related to one or more specific algorithms or cryptographic procedures, to provide a trusted base for what's being said or written.

Open ended literature recommendation are off topic! For details, see: Do we want “literature recommendations” and similar “list/subjective questions”?

For example:

  • "Where are NIST's key length recommendations for RSA defined" would be an on-topic reference request;
  • "What should I read to learn about X" would be off-topic.
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