Last Call Review of draft-ietf-eai-pop-

Request Review of draft-ietf-eai-pop
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 09)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2009-10-20
Requested 2009-10-08
Authors Chris Newman, Randall Gellens
Draft last updated 2009-10-22
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -?? by Catherine Meadows
Assignment Reviewer Catherine Meadows 
State Completed
Review review-ietf-eai-pop-secdir-lc-meadows-2009-10-22
Review completed: 2009-10-22


I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's

ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the IESG.

These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the security

area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat these

comments just like any other last call comments.

This document extends the POP3 protocol using the POP3 Extension Mechanism


1) permit un-encoded UTF-8 in headers

2) add a mechanism to support login names outside ASCII character sets

3) add a mechanism to support UTF-8 protocol-level error strings in a language appropriate for the user

The authors have done a good job of identifying the possible security implications of this approach and have

also give references to the appropriate documents for the security implications of using UTF-8 in general.

I don't see any further issues that need to be addressed here.

Catherine Meadows

Naval Research Laboratory

Code 5543

4555 Overlook Ave., S.W.

Washington DC, 20375

phone: 202-767-3490

fax: 202-404-7942


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