Re: [dmarc-ietf] [Gen-art] [Last-Call] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-08

"Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com> Sat, 23 January 2021 00:57 UTC

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From: "Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:57:00 -0800
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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] [Gen-art] [Last-Call] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-08
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On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 4:55 PM Kurt Andersen (b) <kboth@drkurt.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 3:06 PM Tim Wicinski <tjw.ietf@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Here's the paragraph in question
>>
>>      <t>To determine the organizational domain for a message under
>> evaluation,
>>         and thus where to look for a policy statement, DMARC makes use of
>> a Public Suffix
>>         List. The process for doing this can be found in Section 3.2 of
>> the DMARC
>>         specification.</t>
>>
>
> The concern that I have with this wording is that it is (potentially)
> misleading. "How" DMARC determines the org domain does not matter at all to
> this spec. The important point is that we go to "org-1" in the tree for
> this extra lookup.
>

This is just establishing context for why we're doing what the rest of the
document says (i.e., what problem we're solving).  Leaving this out seems
to me to paint an incomplete picture; Section 3 basically describes a
delta, but a delta to what?

-MSK