[TLS] Last Call: <draft-ietf-tls-chacha20-poly1305-04.txt> (ChaCha20-Poly1305 Cipher Suites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)) to Proposed Standard

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The IESG has received a request from the Transport Layer Security WG
(tls) to consider the following document:
- 'ChaCha20-Poly1305 Cipher Suites for Transport Layer Security (TLS)'
  <draft-ietf-tls-chacha20-poly1305-04.txt> as Proposed Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
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   This document describes the use of the ChaCha stream cipher and
   Poly1305 authenticator in the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and
   Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) protocols.

The file can be obtained via

IESG discussion can be tracked via

No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.

I-D nits notes that the abstract doesn't mention the two RFCs being updated.
That is a useful practice (in case someone only sees the abstract) so we'll fix
it after IETF LC.

This draft normatively references RFCs 4492, 5489 and 7539 which 
are algorithm definitions. If needed we will put those in the DownRef
registry after this last call concludes.