Re: [TLS] consensus on adopting draft-mcgrew-tls-aes-ccm and

Robert Cragie <robert.cragie@gridmerge.com> Mon, 19 December 2011 19:56 UTC

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On 15/12/2011 7:14 PM, Martin Rex wrote:
>> - Do you object to taking these drafts on as working group items?
> While I do not object, I do not see a need for these to become WG items.
> I believe they could remain individual submissions and still be
> discussed in the WG.  But I want to leave any decisions to those who intend
> to contribute to that work.
We have been going around the houses on this somewhat. I have no 
particular preference either but would like to take the quickest route 
and was under the assumption this would be the quickest route.
>> - Do you object to standards track status for these documents?
> Yes, I do.
> I am not aware of a rationale why they *should* go on the standards track.
> We are not actually short of TLS ciphersuite proposals.
>
> Standards track should be reserved to documents that are considered
> generally useful and where it is intended to recommend implementing
> them and where the WG has the commitment to drive the document
> through the whole standardization process (i.e. beyond PS).
Code using these documents is currently being implemented in ZigBee IP 
and SEP 2.0 platforms. So from that point of view they are unlikely to 
remain esoteric. It is for the very reason you state that I would prefer 
them to be standards track or at least reflect the status of RFC 5288 
and RFC 5289 on which they are based.

Robert