Re: [dmarc-ietf] is DMARC informational?

Dave Crocker <dcrocker@gmail.com> Fri, 04 December 2020 22:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] is DMARC informational?
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On 12/4/2020 2:38 PM, Michael Thomas wrote:
> That seems really strange because that pretty much describes DKIM as 
> well, and it's very standards track. And adsp which dmarc made 
> historic was standards track, and certainly had all of the same issues 
> with mailing lists, etc. 

DKIM did a version of the same thing, but with less time between 
publishing the non-IETF work and then having a working group to produce 
and IETF version:

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4870

vs.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4871

Note the Obsoletes value.

> Network Working Group                                          E. Allman
> Request for Comments: 4871                                Sendmail, Inc.
> Obsoletes:4870  <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4870>                                                 J. Callas
> Category: Standards Track                                PGP Corporation
>                                                                 M. Delany
>                                                                 M. Libbey
>                                                                Yahoo! Inc
>                                                                 J. Fenton
>                                                                 M. Thomas
>                                                       Cisco Systems, Inc.
>                                                                  May 2007
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