Re: [dane] Clarification for "2.3.1. TLSA certificate usages"

Viktor Dukhovni <viktor1dane@dukhovni.org> Wed, 15 January 2014 17:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dane] Clarification for "2.3.1. TLSA certificate usages"
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On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 06:25:38PM +0100, Patrick Ben Koetter wrote:

> I worked my way through
> <http://vdukhovni.github.io/ietf/draft-ietf-dane-smtp-with-dane-05.html>
> today.
> 
> Unless I missed an explanation in another section I think the introduction to
> "2.3.1. TLSA certificate usages" would benefit from a few words on the meaning
> of "usage", "selector" and "associated data" or a reference to documents that
> specify the terminology.
> 
> All subsections use them and I think knowing their meaning would help
> understand the subsections better.

Thanks,  this is a timely comment, we're about to submit the work
in progress updates.  The SMTP draft was cleaved in twain early in
its evolution from a document that aimed to cover more protocols
than just SMTP.  The part that defines these terms is in its other
half, draft-dane-ops-02.html, we can add a brief description of
the terms with references to RFC 6698.

-- 
	Viktor.