Re: [pkix] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6844 (5452)

Alice Russo <arusso@amsl.com> Mon, 06 August 2018 18:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: [pkix] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6844 (5452)
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Verifiers,
Just FYI, the submitter name and email address have been corrected on this report:
http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid5452
(These changes were confirmed with the submitter. Details in-line below.)

Thank you.
RFC Editor/ar

On Aug 6, 2018, at 11:13 AM, RFC Errata System <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>; wrote:
> 
> The following errata report has been submitted for RFC6844,
> "DNS Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) Resource Record".
> 
> --------------------------------------
> You may review the report below and at:
> http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/eid5452
> 
> --------------------------------------
> Type: Technical
OLD: Reported by: EBNF, text, examples do not match <rsalz@akamaic.om>;
NEW: Reported by: Rich Salz <rsalz@akamai.com>;
> 
> Section: GLOBAL
> 
> Original Text
> -------------
> 
> The EBNF (scattered throughout the document) does not match the examples
> nor the prose. It is also ambiguous in places (allowing two different
> interpretations of a parameter list), and nonsensical in others (such
> as the handling of whitespace).
> 
> Corrected Text
> --------------
> The EBNF should be corrected as follows:
> 
> issuevalue = *WSP [domain *WSP] [";" *WSP [parameters *WSP]]
> 
> domain = label *("." label)
> label = (ALPHA / DIGIT) *( *("-") (ALPHA / DIGIT))
> 
> parameters = (parameter *WSP ";" *WSP parameters) / parameter
> parameter = tag *WSP "=" *WSP value
> tag = (ALPHA / DIGIT) *(ALPHA / DIGIT)
> value = *(%x21-3A / %x3C-7E)
> 
> 
> Notes
> -----
> I am proposing this on behalf of the IETF ACME WG. We want to submit a standards-track document, but the current CAA specification is broken. We know it is being revised, but we do not want to wait.  Our AD has said to submit the errata and he will accept it.
> 
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> 
> --------------------------------------
> RFC6844 (draft-ietf-pkix-caa-15)
> --------------------------------------
> Title               : DNS Certification Authority Authorization (CAA) Resource Record
> Publication Date    : January 2013
> Author(s)           : P. Hallam-Baker, R. Stradling
> Category            : PROPOSED STANDARD
> Source              : Public-Key Infrastructure (X.509)
> Area                : Security
> Stream              : IETF
> Verifying Party     : IESG
>