[lamps] Spencer Dawkins' No Objection on charter-ietf-lamps-01-00: (with COMMENT)

Spencer Dawkins <spencerdawkins.ietf@gmail.com> Wed, 07 February 2018 18:14 UTC

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Subject: [lamps] Spencer Dawkins' No Objection on charter-ietf-lamps-01-00: (with COMMENT)
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Spencer Dawkins has entered the following ballot position for
charter-ietf-lamps-01-00: No Objection

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Nice work on this one.

This is very nit-picky, but perhaps placing the explanation of each topic
immediately following the list item naming the topic would be clearer?

Like, so:

Having completed the S/MIME 4.0 specifications and updates to support
i18n email addresses in PKIX certificates, the LAMPS WG is now tackling
these topics:

1. Specify a discovery mechanism for CAA records to replace the one
   described in RFC 6844.

RFC 6844 describes the mechanism by which CAA records relating to a
domain are discovered.  Implementation experience has demonstrated an
ambiguity in the current processing of CNAME and DNAME records during
discovery.  Subsequent discussion has suggested that a different
discovery approach would resolve limitations inherent in the current
approach.

2. Specify the use of SHAKE128/256 and SHAKE256/512 for PKIX and
S/MIME.

Unlike the previous hashing standards, the SHA-3 family of functions are
the outcome of an open competition.  They have a clear design rationale
and have received a lot of public analysis, which gives great confidence
that the SHA-3 family of functions are secure.  Also, since SHA-3 uses a
very different construction from SHA-2, the SHA-3 family of functions
offers an excellent alternative.  In particular, SHAKE128/256 and
SHAKE256/512 offer security and performance benefits.