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Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic Status
draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-05

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Date Rev. By Action
2019-04-09
05 (System) Received changes through RFC Editor sync (added Errata tag)
2018-09-25
05 (System) Received changes through RFC Editor sync (removed Errata tag)
2018-09-24
05 (System) Received changes through RFC Editor sync (added Errata tag)
2018-07-31
05 (System)
Received changes through RFC Editor sync (created alias RFC 8423, changed abstract to 'This document reclassifies the RFCs related to the United States National …
Received changes through RFC Editor sync (created alias RFC 8423, changed abstract to 'This document reclassifies the RFCs related to the United States National Security Agency (NSA) Suite B cryptographic algorithms as Historic, and it discusses the reasons for doing so.  This document moves seven Informational RFCs to Historic status: RFCs 5759, 6239, 6318, 6379, 6380, 6403, and 6460.  In addition, it moves three obsolete Informational RFCs to Historic status: RFCs 4869, 5008, and 5430.', changed standardization level to Informational, changed state to RFC, added RFC published event at 2018-07-31, changed IESG state to RFC Published)
2018-07-31
05 (System) RFC published
2018-07-31
05 (System) RFC Editor state changed to AUTH48-DONE from AUTH48
2018-07-24
05 (System) RFC Editor state changed to AUTH48 from RFC-EDITOR
2018-07-05
05 (System) RFC Editor state changed to RFC-EDITOR from EDIT
2018-05-29
05 (System) IANA Action state changed to No IC from In Progress
2018-05-29
05 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress
2018-05-29
05 (System) RFC Editor state changed to EDIT
2018-05-29
05 (System) IESG state changed to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent
2018-05-29
05 (System) Announcement was received by RFC Editor
2018-05-29
05 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent from Approved-announcement to be sent
2018-05-29
05 Amy Vezza IESG has approved the document
2018-05-29
05 Amy Vezza Closed "Approve" ballot
2018-05-29
05 Amy Vezza Ballot approval text was generated
2018-05-25
05 Eric Rescorla
Note added 'Here is what I propose for an IESG note to clarify IESG review comments

"Suite B algorithms are defined to support two minimum …
Note added 'Here is what I propose for an IESG note to clarify IESG review comments

"Suite B algorithms are defined to support two minimum levels of
  security: 128 and 192 bits.  It is believed that the Suite B
  algorithms continue to meet these security goals.  The algorithm
  identifiers for all of the Suite B algorithms remain available for
  anyone that wants to use them."'
2018-05-24
05 Cindy Morgan IESG state changed to Approved-announcement to be sent from IESG Evaluation
2018-05-24
05 Cindy Morgan Changed consensus to Yes from Unknown
2018-05-24
05 Benjamin Kaduk
[Ballot comment]
Section 2 seems to implicitly assume that the only reason one would want to use
Suite B crypto is to comply with NSA/US …
[Ballot comment]
Section 2 seems to implicitly assume that the only reason one would want to use
Suite B crypto is to comply with NSA/US Government requirements.
One could imagine that this is not always true; can we give more
guidance on why it's okay to hang out to dry such (hypothetical)
other consumers of Suite B (or why they are believed to be nonexistent)?
2018-05-24
05 Benjamin Kaduk [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Benjamin Kaduk
2018-05-24
05 Alexey Melnikov
[Ballot comment]
I support the intent of this document. After looking at [CNSA] it took me some time to realize that although Suite B is …
[Ballot comment]
I support the intent of this document. After looking at [CNSA] it took me some time to realize that although Suite B is moved to historic, the underlying cryptographic mechanisms are not considered broken (even if some of them are not recommended). For example, ECDH on Curve P-384 is present in both Suite B and CNSA.

So can I suggest that you add a sentence to the Abstract saying that while Suite B as a profile is declared historic, the underlying mechanisms are not necessarily historic. People who don't read beyond the Abstract might draw wrong conclusion otherwise!
2018-05-24
05 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Alexey Melnikov
2018-05-24
05 Ignas Bagdonas [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Ignas Bagdonas
2018-05-23
05 Terry Manderson [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Terry Manderson
2018-05-23
05 Amanda Baber IANA Review state changed to IANA OK - No Actions Needed from Version Changed - Review Needed
2018-05-23
05 Ben Campbell [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Ben Campbell
2018-05-23
05 Adam Roach
[Ballot comment]
Thanks to the authors for their work on this document.
I found two very small editorial nits that should be fixed
if any …
[Ballot comment]
Thanks to the authors for their work on this document.
I found two very small editorial nits that should be fixed
if any further changes to the document are made.

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§4:

>  Other RFC make reference to these Suite-B-related RFCs; these
>  references are discussed in the following subsections.

Nit: "Other RFCs..."


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§4.3:

RFC 7321, "Cryptographic Algorithm Implementation Requirements and
>  Usage Guidance for Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and
>  Authentication Header (AH) [RFC7321], points out that the AES-GCM

Nit: missing closing quotation mark.

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§4.5:

RFC 8253, "PCEPS: Usage of TLS to Provide a Secure Transport for the
>  Path Computation Element Communication Protocol (PCEP)" [RFC8253],
>  points RFC 6460 for the TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 and
>  TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 cipher suites.  Both of these
>  ciphersuites are defined in [RFC5289], which would have been a better
>  reference.

Not a comment for this document as much as a suggestion for further action by
the authors: is it worth filing an erratum on RFC 8253 to fix this?
2018-05-23
05 Adam Roach [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Adam Roach
2018-05-23
05 Alvaro Retana [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Alvaro Retana
2018-05-23
05 Alissa Cooper [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Alissa Cooper
2018-05-23
05 Martin Vigoureux [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Martin Vigoureux
2018-05-22
05 Suresh Krishnan [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Suresh Krishnan
2018-05-22
05 Deborah Brungard [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Deborah Brungard
2018-05-22
05 Warren Kumari [Ballot comment]
LGTM.
2018-05-22
05 Warren Kumari [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded for Warren Kumari
2018-05-22
05 Eric Rescorla IESG state changed to IESG Evaluation from Waiting for Writeup
2018-05-22
05 Eric Rescorla Placed on agenda for telechat - 2018-05-24
2018-05-22
05 Eric Rescorla Ballot has been issued
2018-05-22
05 Eric Rescorla [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Eric Rescorla
2018-05-22
05 Eric Rescorla Created "Approve" ballot
2018-05-22
05 Eric Rescorla Ballot writeup was changed
2018-04-30
05 (System) IANA Review state changed to Version Changed - Review Needed from IANA OK - No Actions Needed
2018-04-30
05 Russ Housley New version available: draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-05.txt
2018-04-30
05 (System) New version approved
2018-04-30
05 (System) Request for posting confirmation emailed to previous authors: Lydia Zieglar , Russ Housley
2018-04-30
05 Russ Housley Uploaded new revision
2018-04-26
04 Susan Hares Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR Completed: Ready. Reviewer: Susan Hares. Sent review to list.
2018-04-24
04 (System) IESG state changed to Waiting for Writeup from In Last Call
2018-04-23
04 Taylor Yu Request for Last Call review by SECDIR Completed: Has Nits. Reviewer: Taylor Yu.
2018-04-02
04 Sabrina Tanamal
(Via drafts-lastcall@iana.org): IESG/Authors/WG Chairs:

The IANA Services Operator has reviewed draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-04, which is currently in Last Call, and has the following comments:

We …
(Via drafts-lastcall@iana.org): IESG/Authors/WG Chairs:

The IANA Services Operator has reviewed draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-04, which is currently in Last Call, and has the following comments:

We understand that this document doesn't require any registry actions.

While it's often helpful for a document's IANA Considerations section to remain in place upon publication even if there are no actions, if the authors strongly prefer to remove it, we do not object.

If this assessment is not accurate, please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Sabrina Tanamal
Senior IANA Services Specialist
2018-03-27
04 Amy Vezza
The following Last Call announcement was sent out (ends 2018-04-24):

From: The IESG
To: IETF-Announce
CC: ekr@rtfm.com, draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic@ietf.org, sean@sn3rd.com
Reply-To: ietf@ietf.org
Sender:
Subject: …
The following Last Call announcement was sent out (ends 2018-04-24):

From: The IESG
To: IETF-Announce
CC: ekr@rtfm.com, draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic@ietf.org, sean@sn3rd.com
Reply-To: ietf@ietf.org
Sender:
Subject: Last Call:  (Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic Status) to Informational RFC


The IESG has received a request from an individual submitter to consider the
following document: - 'Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic
Status'
  as Informational RFC

The Last Call for the document draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic is related to
the status change document, also in Last Call, for status-change-suiteb-to-historic.

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the
ietf@ietf.org mailing lists by 2018-04-24. Exceptionally, comments may be
sent to iesg@ietf.org instead. In either case, please retain the beginning of
the Subject line to allow automated sorting.

Abstract


  This document reclassifies the RFCs related to the U.S.  National
  Security Agency (NSA) Suite B cryptographic algorithms as Historic,
  and it discusses the reasons for doing so.  This document moves seven
  informational RFCs to Historic Status: RFC 5759, RFC 6239, RFC 6318,
  RFC 6379, RFC 6380, RFC 6403, and RFC 6460.  In addition, this
  document moves three obsolete informational RFCs to Historic Status:
  RFC 4869, RFC 5008, and RFC 5430.




The file can be obtained via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic/

IESG discussion can be tracked via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic/ballot/


No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.




2018-03-27
04 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to In Last Call from Waiting for Writeup
2018-03-27
04 Amy Vezza Last call announcement was changed
2018-03-27
04 Amy Vezza Last call announcement was generated
2018-03-16
04 Francis Dupont Request for Last Call review by GENART Completed: Ready. Reviewer: Francis Dupont.
2018-03-16
04 (System) IESG state changed to Waiting for Writeup from In Last Call
2018-03-08
04 Jean Mahoney Request for Last Call review by GENART is assigned to Francis Dupont
2018-03-08
04 Jean Mahoney Request for Last Call review by GENART is assigned to Francis Dupont
2018-02-23
04 Gunter Van de Velde Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR is assigned to Susan Hares
2018-02-23
04 Gunter Van de Velde Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR is assigned to Susan Hares
2018-02-22
04 (System) IANA Review state changed to IANA OK - No Actions Needed from IANA - Review Needed
2018-02-22
04 Amanda Baber
(Via drafts-lastcall@iana.org): IESG/Authors/WG Chairs:

The IANA Services Operator has reviewed draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-03, which is currently in Last Call, and has the following comments:

We …
(Via drafts-lastcall@iana.org): IESG/Authors/WG Chairs:

The IANA Services Operator has reviewed draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-03, which is currently in Last Call, and has the following comments:

We understand that this document doesn't require any registry actions.

While it's often helpful for a document's IANA Considerations section to remain in place upon publication even if there are no actions, if the authors strongly prefer to remove it, we do not object.

If this assessment is not accurate, please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Amanda Baber
Lead IANA Services Specialist
2018-02-22
04 Tero Kivinen Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Taylor Yu
2018-02-22
04 Tero Kivinen Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Taylor Yu
2018-02-21
04 Russ Housley New version available: draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-04.txt
2018-02-21
04 (System) New version approved
2018-02-21
04 (System) Request for posting confirmation emailed to previous authors: Lydia Zieglar , Russ Housley
2018-02-21
04 Russ Housley Uploaded new revision
2018-02-19
03 Gunter Van de Velde Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR is assigned to (None)
2018-02-19
03 Gunter Van de Velde Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR is assigned to (None)
2018-02-19
03 Gunter Van de Velde Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR is assigned to Will LIU
2018-02-19
03 Gunter Van de Velde Request for Last Call review by OPSDIR is assigned to Will LIU
2018-02-16
03 Amy Vezza IANA Review state changed to IANA - Review Needed
2018-02-16
03 Amy Vezza
The following Last Call announcement was sent out (ends 2018-03-16):

From: The IESG
To: IETF-Announce
CC: ekr@rtfm.com, draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic@ietf.org, sean@sn3rd.com
Reply-To: ietf@ietf.org
Sender:
Subject: …
The following Last Call announcement was sent out (ends 2018-03-16):

From: The IESG
To: IETF-Announce
CC: ekr@rtfm.com, draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic@ietf.org, sean@sn3rd.com
Reply-To: ietf@ietf.org
Sender:
Subject: Last Call:  (Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic Status) to Informational RFC


The IESG has received a request from an individual submitter to consider the
following document: - 'Reclassification of Suite B Documents to Historic
Status'
  as Informational RFC

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final
comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the
ietf@ietf.org mailing lists by 2018-03-16. Exceptionally, comments may be
sent to iesg@ietf.org instead. In either case, please retain the beginning of
the Subject line to allow automated sorting.

Abstract


  This document reclassifies the RFCs related to the U.S.  National
  Security Agency (NSA) Suite B cryptographic algorithms as Historic,
  and it discusses the reasons for doing so.  This document moves seven
  informational RFCs to Historic Status: RFC 5759, RFC 6239, RFC 6318,
  RFC 6379, RFC 6380, RFC 6403, and RFC 6460.  In addition, this
  document moves three obsolete informational RFCs to Historic Status:
  RFC 4869, RFC 5008, and RFC 5430.




The file can be obtained via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic/

IESG discussion can be tracked via
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic/ballot/


No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.




2018-02-16
03 Amy Vezza IESG state changed to In Last Call from Last Call Requested
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Last call was requested
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Last call announcement was generated
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Ballot approval text was generated
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Ballot writeup was generated
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Dear Secretariat, please IETF-LC this along with:
https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/status-change-suiteb-to-historic/

Assuming I am reading the process correctly, this needs a 4 week IETF-LC
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla IESG state changed to Last Call Requested from Publication Requested
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Responsible AD changed to Eric Rescorla
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla IESG process started in state Publication Requested
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Intended Status changed to Informational from None
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Notification list changed to Sean Turner <sean@sn3rd.com>
2018-02-16
03 Eric Rescorla Document shepherd changed to Sean Turner
2018-02-15
03 Eric Rescorla Changed document writeup
2018-02-15
03 Eric Rescorla Stream changed to IETF from None
2018-02-13
03 Russ Housley New version available: draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-03.txt
2018-02-13
03 (System) New version approved
2018-02-13
03 (System) Request for posting confirmation emailed to previous authors: Lydia Zieglar , Russ Housley
2018-02-13
03 Russ Housley Uploaded new revision
2018-02-08
02 Russ Housley New version available: draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-02.txt
2018-02-08
02 (System) New version approved
2018-02-08
02 (System) Request for posting confirmation emailed to previous authors: Lydia Zieglar , Russ Housley
2018-02-08
02 Russ Housley Uploaded new revision
2018-02-01
01 Russ Housley New version available: draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-01.txt
2018-02-01
01 (System) New version approved
2018-02-01
01 (System) Request for posting confirmation emailed to previous authors: Lydia Zieglar , Russ Housley
2018-02-01
01 Russ Housley Uploaded new revision
2018-01-02
00 Russ Housley New version available: draft-housley-suite-b-to-historic-00.txt
2018-01-02
00 (System) New version approved
2018-01-02
00 Russ Housley Request for posting confirmation emailed  to submitter and authors: Lydia Zieglar , Russ Housley
2018-01-02
00 Russ Housley Uploaded new revision