A Basic Rabin-Williams Digital Signature Specification

Thierry Moreau thierry.moreau at connotech.com
Mon Jul 27 10:35:21 EDT 2009

Dear all:

As you know well, there is nothing quite new with the Rabin-Williams 
digital signature scheme.

I just formulated a basic specification of it, leaving aside to the 
greatest extent anything that would not be rooted in some theoretical 

The result is at http://www.connotech.com/doc_rw_sign_basic-01.html

Title and abstract:

Scirpo, a Basic Rabin-Williams Digital Signature Specification

The public key cryptography digital signatures are well studied since 
the early publications by academics three decades ago. On the deployment 
front, many standardization efforts brought the digital signature 
techniques at the core of current computer networks. This document 
almost completely ignores such standards, and focuses on the theoretical 
foundations of the Rabin-Williams digital signature scheme; it merely 
describes a simple digital signature scheme including minimal 
interoperability provisions. While devoid of any advance to the art or 
science of applied cryptography, this document appears original in its 
formalization of a signature scheme details with this minimalistic 
approach centered on theoretical foundations.

I already suspect that the usefulness of this document is limited, so if 
you do find some value in it, please let me know how the document can be 
improved for your purpose.

If anyone has other comments, I would like to read them.


- Thierry Moreau

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