Re: [netconf] [Last-Call] Yangdoctors last call review of draft-ietf-netconf-trust-anchors-13

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Wed, 13 January 2021 01:24 UTC

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Jürgen Schönwälder via Datatracker wrote:
    > - In 2.2.1, I was not sure what CA certificates are and what EE
    > certificates are. I then tried to guess EE = end entity cert, but
    > this does not explain CA since the term used in crypto types is
    > trust anchor cert. The description in the XML clarified that my
    > guess was kind of correct. Perhaps explain upfront what these
    > acronyms mean? Or perhaps the acronyms can be avoided by simply
    > spelling things out? They do not appear to be used frequently.

    > - s/<!-- Entity Certs/<!-- End Entity Certs/

"End Entity" goes back to RFC2510, and I don't think it's defined in any of
our documents.  I was expecting to see it in RFC4949 or RFC5280, but it's
used in 5280, but not defined.
I guess it comes from X509.v3, which is still behind the stupid paywall.

The term EE/End Entity is in my opinion a great term, but it also took me
awhile to learn it.

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