[TLS] Benoit Claise's No Objection on draft-ietf-tls-negotiated-ff-dhe-09: (with COMMENT)

"Benoit Claise" <bclaise@cisco.com> Tue, 26 May 2015 09:51 UTC

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Subject: [TLS] Benoit Claise's No Objection on draft-ietf-tls-negotiated-ff-dhe-09: (with COMMENT)
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Benoit Claise has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-tls-negotiated-ff-dhe-09: No Objection

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Not issue on the technical content and the publication of this document,
but https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-tls-negotiated-ff-dhe/
and the write-up mention "Standard Track" while the draft status is
Informational, as spotted by Linda in her OPS-DIR review below:

This document is on the Informational Track to specify ways for client
and server to establish common finite-field DH parameters with known
structure and a mechanism for
peers to negotiate support for these groups.
The document is well written and very clear.
A couple questions:
1)    Why this document is not standard track?
2)    Several sections requests range in reference of p, e.g.  “p-1” or p
(Section 5). But there are so many numbers that can be “p” (page 17).
What is the significance of the range?