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The Simple and Protected Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Negotiation Mechanism
RFC 4178

Yes

(Sam Hartman)

No Objection

(Alex Zinin)
(Bert Wijnen)
(Bill Fenner)
(David Kessens)
(Jon Peterson)
(Margaret Cullen)
(Mark Townsley)
(Russ Housley)
(Scott Hollenbeck)

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 05 and is now closed.

Sam Hartman Former IESG member
Yes
Yes ()

                            
Alex Zinin Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Allison Mankin Former IESG member
(was Discuss, No Objection) No Objection
No Objection (2005-03-31)
IESG has asked for a ban on protocols calling themselves "Simple"  - this is no doubt as
simple as it can be, but it's not simple.   So I know that this can't be renamed - it is
recycling, but I'm just registering that it would have been nice to be able to change
the S to Straightforward instead of Simple :)
Bert Wijnen Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Bill Fenner Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Brian Carpenter Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection (2005-03-28)
(from Spencer Dawkins, Gen-Art reviewer)

This document is basically ready for publication. It's also OK for me to say that it's a well-written document that makes sense to first-time readers.

I do have one comment.

There's a lot of text around "per-message integrity services" in this document - it's important enough to mention in the abstract - but this term wasn't precisely defined and I didn't see an obvious reference that it pointed to. It wasn't clear to me what the connection between "per-message integrity services" and MICs was - and I didn't see a reference for MICs, either. It may be that all of this is perfectly clear to security types, but I didn't "get it". A quick look at ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc2743.txt made me wonder if this should be the reference, but I'm not smart enough to know what the reference should be.
David Kessens Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Jon Peterson Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Margaret Cullen Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Mark Townsley Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Russ Housley Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()

                            
Scott Hollenbeck Former IESG member
No Objection
No Objection ()