Re: [yam] [secdir] secdir review of draft-ietf-yam-rfc1652bis-03

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Mon, 08 March 2010 19:09 UTC

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At 08:43 08-03-10, Dave CROCKER wrote:
>This is a clear and supportable stance.  And as Ned notes, a short 
>Security section that is valid should be defended.
>
>I'm entirely comfortable with my name on this document, with that position.

Personally, I also consider it is a clear and supportable stance.

>I'll note that confusion about the exposure this option does /not/ 
>create seems to be pretty easy to suffer.  Defending against /that/ 
>problem is probably worth a small amount of extra text.

[snip]

>Got some support.

I agree.  BTW, I used the text you provided.

>And I have developed and even greater concern for the thinking that 
>this type of binary mechanism causes a malware window.  I think we 
>now have affirmative proof that the confusion is common.

That's fine as long as we do not have to address any confusion that 
does not contribute to the clarity of specification in a substantive way.

>So, I'll suggest that we use Ned's text:

I also used that text.

I'll post the WG response shortly.

Regards,
S. Moonesamy
YAM WG Secretary