# Questions tagged [domain-parameters]

Domain parameters are a set of parameters, usually large integers, that define the characteristics and bounds of a domain. They are for instance used for Diffie-Hellman calculations and Elliptic Curve calculations. The domain defines the key size that is used.

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### What does the special form of the base point of secp256k1 allow?

The popular ECC parameters secp256k1 are documented in SEC2 as using curve $y^2\equiv x^3+a\cdot x+b\pmod p$ with $a=0$, $b=7$, $p=2^{256}-2^{32}-\mathtt{3d1_h}$, base point $G$ with the apparently ...
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### How to determine required number of rounds for RC6 cipher given custom W and B parameters?

The RC6 symmetric block cipher is parameterized with three parameters : W : The number of bits in a machine word (8 , 16 , 32 , 64) B : The number of bytes specifying key length (0 to 255) R : The ...
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### Static Diffie-Hellman in TLS

Static Diffie-Hellman (cipher suites with DH in their name but neither DHE or DH_anon - ...
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### Why does FIPS 186-4 seem to have an excessively complex q generation?

So in DSA you have two primes - p and q. q is N bits long (let's assume 160 bits) and p is L bits long (let's assume 1024 bits). Here's what FIPS 186-4 says about generating the q parameter for DSA: ...
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### In a safe finite field elliptic curve, why is p not n?

From what I understand, in order for a curve to be safe, it would appear that $n$ being the order of the cyclic subgroup of the curve, is a prime. Also, it is the theoretical upper-bound on the number ...
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### What are the typical instance parameters of non-commutative cryptographic schemes?

Recently, I grew a tremendous interest for public-key cryptography based on "groupoids", and collaborated with someone on this topic. What I notice afterwards, is that there had been a huge ...
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