1. OMG Issue

DDSSEC12 — Add support for ChaCha20

  • Key: DDSSEC12-80
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Real-Time Innovations ( Gerardo Pardo-Castellote)
  • Summary:

    The AES-CCM cypher suite used by the built-in authentication plugins is well suited for higher end processors that have hardware support for AES (e.g. the Intel AES-NI instructions and the the AES instructions in ARMv8).

    ARMv7 and other low-end processors don't have hardware support. In these AES can be quite slow.

    To better support lower end processors it would be good to add support for a cypher suite that has reasonable performance without hardware support. The industry seems to be converging around the ChaCha20. See:


  • Reported: DDS-SECURITY 1.1b1 — Sat, 16 Mar 2019 05:31 GMT
  • Updated: Sat, 16 Mar 2019 05:31 GMT