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Could we make the route extension more efficient by using HMQV(hashed
Menese-Qu-Vanstone)? MQV is patented, but I don't know about HMQV.
This would 2/3 the load on servers when doing a negotiation(3
exponentations vs. 2 exponentiations). since most routes are
reletivly-short lived this would reduce load by a significant amount. 
All results against it require leakage of the random nonces used.

Watson Ladd
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