sigs 0.50 Alpha

sigs software provides secure digital signatures with verification at secret-key speeds.
sigs software provides secure digital signatures with verification at secret-key speeds. See BLURB for a more detailed advertisement.

It runs only on i386-based UNIX machines with GMP 2. It is optimized for the Pentium.

The rest of this file is a list of systypes where various versions of
sigs have been reported to work.

How to install:

1. Compile the programs:
% make
You will need GMP 2 installed as -lgmp.
2. Create the formatted man pages, *.0:
% make man
3. Install the programs and man pages:
# make setup

How to test:

4. Create a predictable 2048-bit ``secret'' key, and check that it
matches my prediction:
% ./predictable | ./secretkey 2048 > KEY
% cmp KEY TESTKEY
5. Create the corresponding public key, and check that it matches my
prediction:
% ./publickey < KEY > PUBLIC
% cmp PUBLIC TESTPUBLIC
6. Generate a signature for snefrusboxes.c, and check that it matches
my prediction:
% ./sign KEY < snefrusr.c > SIG
% cmp SIG TESTSIG
7. Create a predictable ``secret'' judge, and check that it matches my
prediction:
% ./predictable | ./secretjudge > JUDGE
% cmp JUDGE TESTJUDGE
8. Check that the signature refers to snefrusboxes.c:
% ./match SIG < snefrusr.c
9. Check that the signature is under this public key:
% ./prove PUBLIC SIG
10. Use the judge for an even faster verification:
% ./verify JUDGE PUBLIC SIG
11. Make your own secret key and secret judge, using a secret stream of
cryptographically random bits:
% mkdir ~/Keys
% ./secretkey 2048 < /dev/random > ~/Keys/sigs
% ./publickey < ~/Keys/sigs > ~/Keys/sigs.public
% ./secretjudge < /dev/random > ~/Keys/judge
Note that /dev/random will pause if your system is completely idle.
If your system does not support a cryptographically secure
/dev/random, find another cryptographic generator and use that.
12. Try signing and verifying an empty document with your key:
% ./sign ~/Keys/sigs < /dev/null > SIG
% ./match SIG < /dev/null
% ./verify ~/Keys/judge ~/Keys/sigs.public SIG
% ./prove ~/Keys/sigs.public SIG
% rm SIG
Now publish sigs.public. Anyone can use sigs.public to verify your
signatures.

That's it! To report success:

% ( echo 'First M. Last'; cat `cat SYSDEPS` )
| mail djb-qst@koobera.math.uic.edu

Replace First M. Last with your name.

last updated on:
December 12th, 2007, 18:21 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
D. J. Bernstein
homepage:
cr.yp.to
license type:
Freeware 
category:
ROOT \ Security

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