Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-alg-allocation-02

Barry Leiba <barryleiba.mailing.lists@gmail.com> Tue, 02 March 2010 23:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-dnsext-dnssec-alg-allocation-02
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> Because there's no way to negotiate the algorithm and there's an
> incentive to keep the number of algorithms in use small, we've had the
> idea that validators are likely to converge on one or two good ones,
> and tend to stay there.
...
> Since making an algorithm mandatory to implement would update 4034, I
> therefore think that it would still require standards action, which
> punts the whole business right back to the same process in place
> today.  Does that make you less uneasy?

Yes, this whole discussion makes me much happier -- as I said, I
hadn't been involved with this before, so I was coming out of left
field anyway.

Thanks for the discussion, Andrew.  I hope this has been helpful for
the ADs, as well.

Barry