Re: [TLS] Additional changes for draft-ietf-tls-iana-registry-updates

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Thu, 22 March 2018 10:10 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Sean Turner <sean@sn3rd.com>, "<tls@ietf.org>" <tls@ietf.org>
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Sean Turner <sean@sn3rd.com>; writes:

>I had a quick chat with the iANA folks about the HashAlgorithm and
>SignatureAlgorithm, which we are effectively closing by marking all
>unregistered bits as either reserved or depcreated.  IANA suggested another
>way which is to just close the registry,

This seems a bit of a strange thing to do, if it's going to be closed as soon
as the RFC is published then why have it?  A registry implies you can register
things in it, while this will be just a publication of existing values with no
ability to register new ones.  If it's that then it's a List of Algorithm IDs,
not a Registry.

Peter.