[Cryptography] Rename Shamir Secret Sharing to Shamir-Lagrange?

Whitfield Diffie whitfield.diffie at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 18:47:07 EST 2021

> So I use the term Shamir/Lagrange

    You could call it Blakley secret sharing after its other inventor.


On Fri, Nov 12, 2021 at 3:17 PM Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill at hallambaker.com>

> I just sat through some crypto discussions and got completely confused
> because someone said 'use Shamir'. Which is totally NOT an unambiguous
> term. Adi has done way too much for way too many years for people to know
> which of the dozens of things he has done that we would be talking about.
> So I use the term Shamir/Lagrange a lot for secret sharing because the
> sharing part isn't any use unless you can recover the values.
> Would it be insulting to Adi to bracket him with Lagrange? I don't think
> so.
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