Re: WG Last Call: draft-ietf-smime-rfc3850bis-05.txt

Russ Housley <> Sun, 07 September 2008 19:59 UTC

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Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2008 15:44:29 -0400
To: "Turner, Sean P." <>,
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Subject: Re: WG Last Call: draft-ietf-smime-rfc3850bis-05.txt
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So far, I have not seen any comments on this WG last Call 
thread.  Note that the WG Last Call ends tomorrow.


At 08:32 PM 8/21/2008, Turner, Sean P. wrote:

>This message initiates an SMIME Working Group Last Call on the document:
>  Title  : Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
>               Version 3.2 Certificate Handling
>  Author(s)      : S. Turner, B. Ramsdell
>  Filename       : draft-ietf-smime-3850bis-05.txt
>  Pages  : 20
>  Date           : 2008-8-21
>This document specifies conventions for X.509 certificate usage by
>Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) agents.  S/MIME
>provides a method to send and receive secure MIME messages, and certificates
>are an integral part of S/MIME agent processing.  S/MIME  agents validate
>certificates as described in RFC 5280, the Internet X.509 Public Key
>Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile.  S/MIME agents must meet the
>certificate processing requirements in this document as well as those in RFC
>5280. This document obsoletes RFC 3850.
>A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
>The purpose of this WG Last Call is to ensure that the Working Group has
>achieved consensus that the document is suitable for publication as a
>Standards Track RFC.
>Please review the document for both technical and editorial problems.
>Technical issues should be discussed on this list. Editorial issues may be
>sent to the document editor.
>The Last Call period will end on 8 September 2008.
>Upon completion of the last call, the WG chairs will take action based upon
>the consensus of the WG. As the authors are also the WG co-chairs, Russ
>Housley has offered to make consensus calls and the WG chairs have agreed to
>abide by Russ's consensus calls.  Possible actions include:
>     1) recommending to the IETF Security Area Directors
>        that the document, after possible editorial or
>        other minor changes, be considered by the IESG
>        for publication as an Informational RFC
>        (which generally involves an IETF-wide Last Call); or
>     2) requiring that outstanding issues be adequately
>        addressed prior to further action (including,
>        possibly, another WG Last Call).
>Remember that it is our responsibility as Working Group members to ensure
>the quality of our documents and of the Internet Standards process.  So,
>please read and comment!