Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-tzdist-service-09

Eliot Lear <> Thu, 02 July 2015 05:57 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-tzdist-service-09
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Hi Joe,

On 7/2/15 7:19 AM, Joseph Salowey wrote:
> First, I apologize for the late review. It appears that you may have
> already had a secdir review from the revision notes, but I could not
> find the review in my archive.

The document did already receive a review several months ago, but thank
you anyway for your comments.
> In general it seems the document is in good shape and understandable.
> I think the document is ready with nits.  Here are a few minor issues:
> 1) it might be useful to add something about what is in scope and out
> of scope for this document.  What I have in mind is to state the
> assumption that the TZ data has been securely transmitted from the
> contributors to the publishers to the root provider with its integrity
> intact and that the servers are expected to maintain the integrity of
> the data.

I think what you are asking for is clearly stated in the converse
already in the Introduction as follows:

>    This specification defines a time zone data distribution service
>    protocol that allows for fast, reliable and accurate delivery of time
>    zone data and leap second information to client systems. 

> 2) It might be useful to qualify the 3rd paragraph as applicable when
> discovery is done through DNS SRV records.

Perhaps you can provide some small amount of text as to what you are
suggesting, keeping in mind that it's rather late in the day for this