[Gen-art] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-curdle-ssh-ed25519-ed448-07

Linda Dunbar <Linda.dunbar@huawei.com> Mon, 07 January 2019 03:50 UTC

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Reviewer: Linda Dunbar
Review result: Ready with Issues

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Document: draft-ietf-curdle-ssh-ed25519-ed448-??
Reviewer: Linda Dunbar
Review Date: 2019-01-06
IETF LC End Date: 2019-01-04
IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat


This document proposes two names for public key algorithms (which are specified
by other RFCs): ssh-ed25519 & ssh-ed448

Major issues:

There is no "Standard" being specified by this document. The document has a few
sentences to explain "public key algorithm for use with SSH in accordance with
RFC4253, RFC4251" and give a name. and One sentence to say "Signatures are
generated according to the procedure in RFC8032".

I don't understand why it is "Standard Track" document, non do I understand why
it is a WG document. Does it take a whole WG to come out with a name for an
algorithm specified in an RFC?

Minor issues:

Nits/editorial comments:

Linda Dunbar