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OQS-openssh snapshot 2018-11

About

The Open Quantum Safe (OQS) project has the goal of developing and prototyping quantum-resistant cryptography. More information on OQS can be found on our website: https://openquantumsafe.org/ and on Github at https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/.

liboqs is an open source C library for quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms.

open-quantum-safe/openssh-portable is an integration of liboqs into (a fork of) OpenSSH. The goal of this integration is to provide easy prototyping of quantum-resistant cryptography. The integration should not be considered "production quality".

This branch of our fork of OpenSSH can be used with the following versions of liboqs:

  • liboqs master branch 0.1.0
  • liboqs nist-branch 2018-11 snapshot

Release notes

This snapshot of the OQS fork of OpenSSH was released on November 13, 2018. Its release page on Github is https://github.com/open-quantum-safe/openssh-portable/releases/tag/OQS-OpenSSH-snapshot-2018-11.

What's New

This is the first snapshot release of the OQS fork of OpenSSH.

It is based on the upstream OpenSSH 7.7 portable 1 release.

It provides:

  • post-quantum key exchange in SSH 2
  • hybrid (post-quantum + elliptic curve) key exchange in SSH 2

It can build against either liboqs master branch or liboqs nist-branch.

Future work

Snapshot releases of the OQS fork of OpenSSH will be made approximately bi-monthly. These will include syncing the branch with upstream releases of OpenSSH, and changes required to sync with new releases of liboqs.