Re: [Curdle] Time to Review IANA SSH Registries Policies?

Daniel Migault <> Thu, 04 February 2021 01:20 UTC

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I am personally in favor of lowering the bar to register code points. In my
opinion, this encourages/documents innovation without compromising
interoperability as ssh has some negotiating capabilities and is not part
of a system that almost requires any implementation to implement any
proposed options -  as DNS for example. This why I have different opinions
for DNS and SSH related to the bar of acceptance for registries (see dnsop
discussion earlier this month).

I hope the draft will not be limited to the review but will perform a
general clean-up of the registry. This is something I had in mind while
never took the time to do, so I am happy you step in.

The curdle WG has become the defacto ssh WG, and at least the place most
ssh discussions at the IETF happened. Rechartering curdle to ssh could have
been an option, though they do not share any letters... We suggested Ben a
ssh dedicated WG could be created as there are other interests for ssh
(post quantum). So it seems to me this mailing list is the right place to
discuss it.... for now.


On Wed, Feb 3, 2021 at 4:34 PM Sean Turner <> wrote:

> A good point I should forward my email to the SSH list.
> As for where an I-D would land, I am not wed to any particular group and
> do not think it absolutely has to go through CURDLE or even through a WG.
> I could write an I-D, share it around on this and the SSH lists, present to
> SECDISPATCH, and have them decide its fate.
> spt
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Feb 3, 2021, at 15:26, Mark D. Baushke <> wrote:
> >
> > The SSH working group mailing list is still running, but
> > that group was disbanded long ago and CURdle is in the process of
> > wrapping up right now.
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Daniel Migault