Re: [Sidrops] Benjamin Kaduk's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidrops-bgpsec-algs-rfc8208-bis-04: (with COMMENT)

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Subject: Re: [Sidrops] Benjamin Kaduk's No Objection on draft-ietf-sidrops-bgpsec-algs-rfc8208-bis-04: (with COMMENT)
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Hi Benjamin,
Regarding your comments below:

* Comment to 2.2.1
Are we trying to talk about both?

oliver: I believe so, the certificate request maps the algorithm with the OID whereas certificates and BGPsec update only reference the OID. 
            Maybe Sean has a better answer?

* Comment to Section 7:

IANA has registered a single algorithm suite
identifier for the digest algorithm SHA-256 [SHS] and for the
signature algorithm ECDSA on the P-256 curve [RFC6090] [DSS].

oliver: I added "Originally for RFC8208, " so it reads:

Originally for RFC8208,  IANA has registered a single algorithm suite
identifier for the digest algorithm SHA-256 [SHS] and for the
signature algorithm ECDSA on the P-256 curve [RFC6090] [DSS].

* Comment to Appendix A:

oliver: I added the following wording as 3rd sentence under A.2. Keys

Note: Even though the certificates below are expired, they are still useful
within the constraint of this example.


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Section 2.2.1

   Hash algorithms are not identified by themselves in certificates or
   BGPsec UPDATE messages.  They are represented by an OID that combines
   the hash algorithm with the digital signature algorithm as follows:

   o  The ecdsa-with-SHA256 OID [RFC5480] MUST appear in the Public-Key
      Cryptography Standards #10 (PKCS #10) signatureAlgorithm field
      [RFC2986] or in the Certificate Request Message Format (CRMF)
      POPOSigningKey algorithm field [RFC4211]; where the OID is placed
      depends on the certificate request format generated.

The first paragraph talks of "certificates" but this last sentence talks about "certificate request"s.  Are we trying to talk about both?

Section 7

The IANA considerations are perhaps not as accurate as they could be.
For example, we could say that the BGPsec Algorithm Suite Registry was originally created by RFC 8208 and has been updated to refer to this document, and similarly for the P256-SHA256 codepoint.
(Just moving the references over would seem to be even more appropriate if this document were fully Obsoleting 8208.)

Appendix A

Do we want to note that the certificates are expired but the examples are still useful within that constraint?  (They were valid at the time RFC 8208 was published but it seems imprudent to try to assume that the examples would always be valid, when writing a document such as this.)