Telechat Review of draft-moriarty-pkcs1-03

Request Review of draft-moriarty-pkcs1
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 03)
Type Telechat Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2016-09-13
Requested 2016-09-08
Authors Kathleen Moriarty, Burt Kaliski, Jakob Jonsson, Andreas Rusch
Draft last updated 2016-11-12
Completed reviews Genart Telechat review of -03 by Lucy Yong
Secdir Last Call review of -01 by Paul Wouters (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Lucy Yong
State Completed
Review review-moriarty-pkcs1-03-genart-telechat-yong-2016-11-12
Reviewed rev. 03
Review result Ready with Issues
Review completed: 2016-11-12


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Lucy Yong

Review Date:


15 September 2016

IETF LC End Date:


2 September 2016



The document is well written, and is ready for publication as Informational RFC. IPR considerations are in Appendix D.

Major Issues:    None

Minor Issues:   



Several places use xxx-PKCS-v1_5, should it be xxx-PKCS1-v1_5? where xxx may be EMSA, RSAES, and RSASSA.

Editorial Issues:



Please check the Idnits tool



Page 18: s/k - 2hLen -2/k - 2hLen - 2/



Page 18: s/"knowing"the/"knowing" the/




Page 40: s/

-- such as the salt value in EMSA-PSS --/

such as the salt value in EMSA-PSS/



replace Section 7.2.2. title with “Decryption operation”



In Section 8.2, s/Note:/Note./   (to be consistent with the rest of doc.)



Section 8.2 last paragraph, replace “recommended” with “RECOMMENDED”