Re: [TLS] Alissa Cooper's No Objection on draft-ietf-tls-tls13-cert-with-extern-psk-04: (with COMMENT)

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Thu, 19 December 2019 15:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Alissa Cooper's No Objection on draft-ietf-tls-tls13-cert-with-extern-psk-04: (with COMMENT)
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Alissa:

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> COMMENT:
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> Building on a point Barry made, I think it would be useful to distinguish in
> the document whether this spec is experimental because we are waiting for
> quantum computers to materialize, or whether it is experimental because current
> implementors want to gain more experience with it before standardization. That
> way if it does come back at some future point on the standards track the
> context for why it was experimental in the first place will be there.

There was a lot of discussion in the TLS WG, and several implementors wanted to gain more experience with the specification before producing a standards-track RFC.  I am not sure that really helps if this document comes back in the future.

> Please respond to the Gen-ART reviewer.

I have done so.

Russ