Re: [Cfrg] I-D Action: draft-hoffman-c2pq-05.txt

Michael StJohns <msj@nthpermutation.com> Wed, 22 May 2019 01:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] I-D Action: draft-hoffman-c2pq-05.txt
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Hi -

Things like this are why I was pushing at the CFRG's ambiguous status as 
a pseudo-WG.    In an RG, the right answer for this document is to flesh 
out what's currently missing, offer the document to the community ONLY 
for the correction of mistakes, and then publish as an Informational 
document of a research nature.  In the current CFRG the "few people are 
interested in it" is problematic in that its requiring immediate 
interest on things that may not be relevant for a year or two and that's 
just wrong for an RG.

I've read the document, and I think it's a good beginning to a survey 
paper to direct  or suggest IETF related (e.g. standards AND research) 
investigations on cryptography in the 2-5 year range.  It's (obviously - 
and marked as such) missing some flesh on the bones, but that's just 
additional work.

What I'd suggest is that the CFRG endorse the document (not ADOPT it 
like a WG might do), and ask Paul to finish it.  Once finished, I'd 
suggest no more than two passes to fix errors of fact (and not 
opinions), and then have the CFRG endorse it for publication as a RG paper.

What I would NOT do is have the CFRG adopt it - it's not a standard, nor 
is it (at least from my reading) destined to be a consensus paper.

Later Mike


On 5/21/2019 10:58 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> Greetings again. I had let the draft expire because it seemed like few 
> people were interested in it. However, over the past few months, a 
> bunch of people have said that they point colleagues to it, so it is 
> probably worthwhile for me to keep it alive. At some point, CFRG might 
> decide that it has enough material, and that the words adequately 
> reflect the fact that the landscape will continue to change.
>
> --Paul Hoffman
>
>> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
>> directories.
>> This draft is a work item of the Crypto Forum RG of the IRTF.
>>
>>         Title           : The Transition from Classical to 
>> Post-Quantum Cryptography
>>         Author          : Paul Hoffman
>>     Filename        : draft-hoffman-c2pq-05.txt
>>     Pages           : 17
>>     Date            : 2019-05-21
>>
>> The IETF datatracker status page for this draft is:
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-hoffman-c2pq/
>>
>> There are also htmlized versions available at:
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-hoffman-c2pq-05
>> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/draft-hoffman-c2pq-05
>>
>> A diff from the previous version is available at:
>> https://www.ietf.org/rfcdiff?url2=draft-hoffman-c2pq-05
>
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