[zeromq-dev] CurveZMQ comments

Lucas Hope lucas.r.hope at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 00:17:57 CEST 2013


On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 6:03 AM, Trevor Perrin <trevp at trevp.net> wrote:

> That's an oddity of CurveCP.  I don't see any reason for the HELLO to
> encrypt zero padding (perhaps its some anti-DoS measure?).
>

My understanding (*just my personal understanding*) of this is that the
all-zero crypto box is a verification that the client is in fact
implementing the protocol correctly. It is how you can tell a series of
junk bits from a properly encoded cryptobox.

Luke
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