[TLS] Regarding the reference to SM ciphers

Joseph Salowey <joe@salowey.net> Mon, 19 August 2019 20:26 UTC

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Subject: [TLS] Regarding the reference to SM ciphers
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Hi Folks,

It is in the hands of the designated experts and not the working group at large to determine what is an acceptable reference. Because of this we're asking participants to limit their discussion on this particular aspect of this topic.  

The registry policy for cipher suites is specification required as determined by the designated experts.  The role of the designated expert is described in [RFC8447] as:

"The designated expert [RFC8126] ensures that the specification is
publicly available.  It is sufficient to have an Internet-Draft that is posted 
and never published as an RFC) or a document from
another standards body, industry consortium, university site, etc.
The expert may provide more in-depth reviews, but their approval
should not be taken as an endorsement of the cipher suite."

 Thanks, 

Sean, Chis, and Joe


[RFC8447] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8447
[RFC8126] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc8126