Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic Status
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Network Working Group                                         R. Housley
Internet-Draft                                            Vigil Security
Intended status: Informational                                L. Zieglar
Expires: August 5, 2018                         National Security Agency
                                                       February 01, 2018

        Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic Status
                  draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-01

Abstract

   This document reclassifies the RFCs related to Suite B as Historic,
   and it discusses the reasons for doing so.  This document moves RFC
   5759, RFC 6239, RFC 6318, RFC 6379, RFC 6380, RFC 6403, and RFC 6460
   to Historic Status.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Rationale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  The RFCs Related to Suite B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   4.  Documents that Reference the Suite-B-related RFCs . . . . . .   3
     4.1.  Documents that Reference RFC 4869 . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     4.2.  Documents that Reference RFC 5759 . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.3.  Documents that Reference RFC 6379 . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.4.  Documents that Reference RFC 6403 . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.5.  Documents that Reference RFC 6460 . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Impact of Reclassifying the Suite-B-related RFCs to Historic    5
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   Several RFCs profile security protocols for use with the National
   Security Agency (NSA) Suite B Cryptography.  Suite B is no longer
   supported by NSA, and the web pages that specify the cryptographic
   algorithms are no longer available.

   In July 2015, NSA published the Committee for National Security
   Systems Advisory Memorandum 02-15 as the first step in replacing
   Suite B with NSA's Commercial National Security Algorithm (CNSA)
   Suite.  Information about the CNSA Suite can be found in [CNSA].

2.  Rationale

   As indicated in [CNSA], NSA is transitioning from Suite B to the CNSA
   Suite.  As a result, the profiles of the security protocols for the
   Suite B algorithms are now only of historic interest.

3.  The RFCs Related to Suite B

   Between 2007 and 2012, several Suite-B-related RFCs were published to
   profile security protocols for use with the Suite B algorithms.  They
   are:

   o  [RFC4869], "Suite B Cryptographic Suites for IPsec" (Obsoleted by
      RFC 6379)

   o  [RFC5008], "Suite B in Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail
      Extensions (S/MIME)" (Obsoleted by RFC 6318)

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   o  [RFC5430], "Suite B Profile for Transport Layer Security (TLS)"
      (Obsoleted by RFC 6460)

   o  [RFC5759], "Suite B Certificate and Certificate Revocation List
      (CRL) Profile"

   o  [RFC6239], "Suite B Cryptographic Suites for Secure Shell (SSH)"
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