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Author naif
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Date 2011-12-18.13:37:58
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Python SSL doesn't support Elliptic Curve ciphers in in all version tested.

This is a serious performance issue because it's not possible to use as a server or as client the performance improvement provided by ECC based ciphers.
Nowdays ECC are supported by all latests browsers.

ECC provide a strong performance improvements (even x3) also when used with Perfect Forward Secrecy enabled ciphers like described on:

In order to enable ECC ciphers (and eventually ECC keys) the SSL implementation the in the file Modules/_ssl.c must be modified.

For example apache had several modifications to support ECC on their SSL (openssl based) stack:

So Python SSL module should introduce similar modifications to fully support Elliptic Curve ciphers for SSL in order to:

- Provide performance improvements
- Provide cryptography security improvements
- Allow writing of applications compliant with NSA Suite-B standard
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