RE: The IETF environment

Christian Huitema <huitema@microsoft.com> Mon, 28 April 2014 17:03 UTC

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From: Christian Huitema <huitema@microsoft.com>
To: "dcrocker@bbiw.net" <dcrocker@bbiw.net>, S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com>, Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com>
Subject: RE: The IETF environment
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>> The IETF have been considering security in its protocols for the last 
>> 11 years.
>
> Picking an historical nit:  More like 20-25 years.
> 
> Not sure whether anything pre-dates PEM, but that will do as a start.

RFC 1636 was published 20 years ago. From the introduction:

   In summary, the objectives of this workshop were (1) to explore the
   interconnections between security and the rest of the Internet
   architecture, and (2) to develop recommendations for the Internet
   community on future directions with respect to security.  These
   objectives arose from a conviction in the IAB that the two most
   important problem areas for the Internet architecture are scaling and
   security.  While the scaling problems have led to a flood of
   activities on IPng, there has been less effort devoted to security.

Time passes...

-- Christian Huitema