# Goldilocks

For our webserver, the lefh script provided by Hiawatha, which I run daily via a cron job, guarantees that the certificates for the transport encryption are renewed prior to their expiration. For our IRC server, in contrast, I have to do that manually. That might seem like a nuisance, but on the other hand, it gives me the chance to review the current state-of-the-art regarding transport encryption and to bring my configuration to this level. I've previously used ed25519 (which I also choose when generating SSH keys), but ed448 seems an even better choice.

certtool --generate-privkey --key-type ed448 --sec-param ultra --outfile key.pem
certtool --generate-self-signed --load-privkey key.pem --template cert.cfg --outfile cert.pem
certtool --get-dh-params --sec-param ultra --outfile dhparams.pem