I am trying to follow the RFC instructions but am not sure if I understand it. In the RFC there are also some test cases given, although my implementation yields different results.
How is the SEED for private key generation used? It is stated, that LMOTS private key generation creates a 32B SEED at the start of the process, although does it create a new SEED for every new key from 0 to q=2^h-1?
The I value seems to be a constant 16B value generated only once for a given keypair.
In the test case 2, for
the resulting public key is
K= 32a58885cd9ba0431235466bff9651c6 c92124404d45fa53cf161c28f1ad5a8e
although it is not stated for what q the LMOTS public key is generated, or does it mean, that this public key is the LMS public key, which is the root of the tree created by leaves of LMOTS public keys K? In this case this "K" is the "T" value?
I have a slight problem using the reference implementation, as it is created for HSS. Do you know how can I force it to use only LMS?