viff

changeset 874:6d1e5727cfb6

Current status and a bit about the future.
author Martin Geisler <mg@daimi.au.dk>
date Sun, 03 Aug 2008 23:00:16 +0200
parents 7837ad6fc492
children d897fe37f20e
files doc/history.txt
diffstat 1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) [+]
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     1.1 --- a/doc/history.txt	Sun Aug 03 22:25:12 2008 +0200
     1.2 +++ b/doc/history.txt	Sun Aug 03 23:00:16 2008 +0200
     1.3 @@ -105,3 +105,20 @@
     1.4  well in Java.
     1.5  
     1.6  .. _Twisted network framework: http://twistedmatrix.com/
     1.7 +
     1.8 +
     1.9 +Current status
    1.10 +--------------
    1.11 +
    1.12 +VIFF supports most if not all the protocols that the SIMAP code
    1.13 +supports, and extends them in some cases by providing security against
    1.14 +active adversaries. VIFF started out as 450 lines of code which
    1.15 +supported arithmetic with Shamir shares and pseudo-random secret
    1.16 +sharing -- that was all it took to implement the basic ideas using
    1.17 +Twisted. The code has since grown to a little less than 4,000 lines.
    1.18 +
    1.19 +Despite the growth in code size, we believe that VIFF can still be
    1.20 +considered a light-weight library for secure multi-party computation.
    1.21 +To the best of our knowledge VIFF is the only library available for
    1.22 +general SMPC and we hope that it will become *the* standard SMCP
    1.23 +library and thus a stable test-bed for new cryptographic protocols.