[openssl-users] OpenSSL version 1.1.1 pre release 9 published

Benjamin Kaduk bkaduk at akamai.com
Mon Aug 27 20:55:31 UTC 2018

On Mon, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:38:24PM -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> On 08/27/2018 04:07 PM, Hubert Kario wrote:
> >On Monday, 27 August 2018 20:57:53 CEST Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> >>On 08/27/2018 02:33 PM, Hubert Kario wrote:
> >>>On Thursday, 23 August 2018 16:35:01 CEST Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> >>
> >>Over the years and in protocol design development, I have heard too many
> >>we can't.  So I set about with, "here is one way."  Since then I have
> >>had a few people actually thank me for making it possible for them to
> >>build an ecdsa pki for their product testing needs.  Just one justifies
> >>my effort.
> >well, I see nothing wrong with providing documentation and how-to's, I just
> >don't see that it should be elevated to an Internet Draft level...

Well, see https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-wkumari-not-a-draft/ .

> >by its very nature it needs to be constantly updated, so having it in a static
> >RFC is contrary to that
> that is the value of Internet Drafts that many of us IETFers have figured
> out.  draft versions can just keep on going and the tools will take you to
> the current draft.  IDs have become neat working documents, though there is
> more github work coming along.  More workgroups are doing requirements docs
> that will never be published as RFCs; they will stay as IDs.  Much better
> source of why did the wg do? than plow through the old mailing list
> archives.  The IESG is actually encouraging such a use of IDs.

Yup!  Internet-Draft is a fine terminus for some types of document.
Many TLS registries now have a registration policy that explicitly calls out
an internet-draft that is never published as anything else, as a valid specification
for getting a codepoint assignment.


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