Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-moonesamy-sshfp-ed25519-01

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:04 UTC

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Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 11:56:58 -0700
To: Uri Blumenthal <uri@mit.edu>, "Joseph Salowey (jsalowey)" <jsalowey@cisco.com>
From: S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com>
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Subject: Re: [secdir] secdir review of draft-moonesamy-sshfp-ed25519-01
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Hi Uri,
At 11:16 30-05-2014, Uri Blumenthal wrote:
>I personally would not accept source code as the sole specification. IETF
>tradition has always been providing both the "verbal" description in English
>(or as close to it as practical) *plus* a reference implementation, preferably
>more than one.
>
>Mere existence of an implementation has never been an excuse to weasel out of
>actually documenting the protocol.

IETF tradition is not to copy SecDir reviews to ietf@ietf.org.  I 
agree that it is good to have a verbal description of a specification 
in English.  It helps to have an implementation.

The draft documents a code point assignment; it is not about a protocol.

Regards,
S. Moonesamy