<s.sriniva...@surrey.ac.uk> writes: Hi again
> Many thanks for your reply. It is very much appreciated. Thanks also > for the links. You're welcome, I should have put up those links a long time ago. >>> Right, the viff.paillier module just implements the good old >>> Paillier cryptosystem, without any threshold support. > > Is there any plan to work in this direction? I don't think anybody is working on threshold Paillier. Janus Dam Nielsen and Marc X. Makkes have been working on a more efficient implementation of Paillier by using a C-based Python extension. As I understand it, this is just to cut down on the time spent in local computation. >>> Which platform are you on? I'm running VIFF on Debian unstable with >>> Python 2.5.4 and Twisted 9.0 (these are the system packages). > I am on a Windows XP machine. I tried with the latest versions of the > the components from the respective websites, but the apps from the > VIFF folder threw up errors. I realize I should have taken note of the > error messages - sorry about that. So I installed slightly older > versions (Python 2.4 and related) and things worked fine. Okay. Perhaps one of the windows-savvy people on this list can help you more or at least look at the errors. > All the best for your thesis. I suspect your thesis will be centred > around VIFF and MPC and I will be glad to take a look after you have > submitted. Will you link to it from the VIFF website? Definitely! :-) -- Martin Geisler VIFF (Virtual Ideal Functionality Framework) brings easy and efficient SMPC (Secure Multiparty Computation) to Python. See: http://viff.dk/.
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