Re: [Cfrg] Adoption of draft-ladd-spake2 as a RG document

Watson Ladd <watsonbladd@gmail.com> Sun, 14 December 2014 22:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] Adoption of draft-ladd-spake2 as a RG document
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On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 2:27 PM, Rene Struik <rstruik.ext@gmail.com>; wrote:
> Dear Alexey:
>
> I am unhappy with this draft. Besides, I do not understand at all why the
> CFRG co-Chairs choose to take this step (call for adoption of this draft, at
> this specific moment in time) right now. What triggered this? This seems to
> be a random move, at a random moment in time.

>
> I think it would be good if the CFRG leadership could explain its thinking.
>
> Best regards, Rene
>
> Charter
>
> The Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG) is a general forum for discussing and
> reviewing uses of cryptographic mechanisms, both for network security in
> general and for the IETF in particular.
>
> The CFRG serves as a bridge between theory and practice, bringing new
> cryptographic techniques to the Internet community and promoting an
> understanding of the use and applicability of these mechanisms via
> Informational RFCs (in the tradition of, e.g., RFC 1321 (MD5) and RFC 2104
> (HMAC). Our goal is to provide a forum for discussing and analyzing general
> cryptographic aspects of security protocols, and to offer guidance on the
> use of emerging mechanisms and new uses of existing mechanisms. IETF working
> groups developing protocols that include cryptographic elements are welcome
> to bring questions concerning the protocols to the CFRG for advice.
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>
>
> Rene
>
>
>
> On 12/14/2014 11:41 AM, Alexey Melnikov wrote:
>
> Hi,
> This message starts 3 weeks adoption call for draft-ladd-spake2. Please
> reply to this message or directly to CFRG chairs, stating one of the
> following
>
> 1) that you are happy to adopt the draft as a starting point
> 2) that you are not happy to adopt this draft
> or
> 3) that you think the document needs more work before the RG should consider
> adopting it
>
> While detailed document reviews are generally welcome, this not a call to
> provide detailed comments on the document.
>
> Alexey,
> On bahalf of CFRG chairs.
>
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