[secdir] Review of

"Hilarie Orman" <ho@alum.mit.edu> Mon, 11 January 2010 06:31 UTC

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Camellia Cipher Suites for TLS

Do not be alarmed.  I have reviewed this document as part of the
security directorate's ongoing effort to review all IETF documents
being processed by the IESG.  These comments were written primarily
for the benefit of the security area directors.  Document editors and
WG chairs should treat these comments just like any other last call

The document is intended to define identifiers for 12 new
ciphersuites for TLS.  The suites are duplicates of
existing ones, except that they use HMAC-SHA-256 instead of
HMAC-SHA.  The suites are restricted to implementations
of TLS 1.2 and later.

The only oddity in the document is that the identifiers for the new
suites are TBD.  The document states:

 "IANA is requested to allocate (has allocated) the following numbers
 in the TLS Cipher Suite Registry:"

Are the authors supposed to submit the document and update the numbers
per IANA advice at some later time?  The wording indicates some
confusion over this point.