Re: [tcpm] Lars Eggert's No Objection on draft-ietf-tcpm-ao-test-vectors-06: (with COMMENT)

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] Lars Eggert's No Objection on draft-ietf-tcpm-ao-test-vectors-06: (with COMMENT)
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Hi, Lars,

Thanks for the corrections. I should note to others that I was his PhD advisor; in other circles, we would never review each others work (as a COI).

We are using the “master key” terminology established by RFC 5925. Its use there appears to be permitted as per the guidance. Even if we were writing 5925 anew, we probably would need to stay with the term due to its prominence in the crypto community. 
(FWIW, I found it amusing that the advice was prepared by groups including “Toastmasters”, a name that itself uses “master”).

As to boilerplate, it would be easier to keep current if it were kept *stable*. I’ll see what I can do to sync it, but I will leave verification of that to the RFC Editor.


Dr. Joe Touch, temporal epistemologist

> On Mar 1, 2022, at 7:42 AM, Lars Eggert via Datatracker <> wrote:
> Lars Eggert has entered the following ballot position for
> draft-ietf-tcpm-ao-test-vectors-06: No Objection
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> * Terms "master" and "master_key"; alternatives might be "active",
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