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Shepherd writeup

Shepherd writeup for draft-ietf-ipsecme-chacha20-poly1305

1. Summary

Paul Hoffman is the document shepherd, and Kathleen Moriarty is the responsible Area

This document describes the use of the ChaCha20 stream cipher along with the Poly1305
authenticator, combined into an AEAD algorithm for both IKEv2 and IPsec.

2. Review and Consensus

The document was discussed fairly well in the WG, both as an individual draft and then as
a WG document. The WG Last Call elicited good review and changes to the document during,
and after, the WG Last Call.

3. Intellectual Property

The author stated that he does not know of any relevant IPR for this document, and points
out that the algorithms and construction have been proposed earlier.

4. Other Points

The same combination of crypto algorithms are being discussed for use in TLS; however,
this document is only for IKEv2 and IPsec.