Re: [dane] I-D Action: draft-ietf-dane-openpgpkey-01.txt: keyring format definition

Paul Wouters <paul@nohats.ca> Mon, 12 January 2015 15:06 UTC

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Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:06:07 -0500 (EST)
From: Paul Wouters <paul@nohats.ca>
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Subject: Re: [dane] I-D Action: draft-ietf-dane-openpgpkey-01.txt: keyring format definition
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On Mon, 12 Jan 2015, Petr Spacek wrote:

> I would like to see a clarification for section:
>
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-dane-openpgpkey-01#section-2.1
> 2.1. The OPENPGPKEY RDATA component
>   The RDATA (or RHS) of an OPENPGPKEY Resource Record contains a single
>   value consisting of a [RFC4880] formatted OpenPGP public keyring.
>
>
> I'm struggling with definition of "formatted OpenPGP public keyring". After a
> quick glance I have found only this:
>
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4880#section-3.6
> 3.6. Keyrings
>   A keyring is a collection of one or more keys in a file or database.
>   Traditionally, a keyring is simply a sequential list of keys, but may
>   be any suitable database.  It is beyond the scope of this standard to
>   discuss the details of keyrings or other databases.
>
> I did not read whole RFC 4880 so it is possible that I have missed some
> related definitions but IMHO this reference deserves clarification.
>
> Where is the actual keyring format defined?

That's it. You're looking at it. There is not a better reference that
I'm aware of. I have been looking for it myself as well.

Paul