The Use of RSA/SHA-1 Signatures within Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) and Authentication Header (AH)
RFC 4359

Note: This ballot was opened for revision 06 and is now closed.

(Russ Housley) Yes

(Brian Carpenter) (was Discuss) No Objection

Comment (2005-03-17 for -)
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DISCUSS only until shepherd acknowledges these nits.
(Personally, I think the RECOMMENDED that Lucy queries is OK)

Document: draft-ietf-msec-ipsec-signatures-04.txt
Review: Lucy E. Lynch
Date: 2 mars 2005 

The Use of RSA Signatures within ESP and AH
draft-ietf-msec-ipsec-signatures-04.txt

"This draft is basically ready for publication, but has nits that should
be fixed before publication."

Very readable document, with a clear statement of need:

   "Some group applications require true data origin authentication,
   where one group member cannot successfully impersonate another group
   member. The use of asymmetric digital signature algorithms, such as
   RSA, can provide true data origin authentication."

The document has some formating nits (see below)

NOTES:

one question - why is this a recommendation and not a requirement?

2.0
   "The use of an ephemeral key pair  with a lifetime of the ESP or AH SA is
   RECOMMENDED. This recommended  policy reduces the exposure of the RSA
   private key to the lifetime of the data being signed by the private key.
   Also, this obviates the need to revoke or transmit the validity period of
   the key pair."

NITS: idnits 1.60

tmp/draft-ietf-msec-ipsec-signatures-04.txt:

tmp/draft-ietf-msec-ipsec-signatures-04.txt(3): Line is too long: the
offending characters are 'an Weis'
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offending characters are 'Systems'
tmp/draft-ietf-msec-ipsec-signatures-04.txt(5): Line is too long: the
offending characters are 'y, 2004'

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(Margaret Cullen) No Objection

(Bill Fenner) No Objection

(Sam Hartman) (was Discuss) No Objection

(Scott Hollenbeck) No Objection

(David Kessens) No Objection

(Allison Mankin) No Objection

(Jon Peterson) No Objection

(Mark Townsley) No Objection

Comment (2005-03-17 for -)
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Minor nits:

The title of this draft is: "The Use of RSA Signatures within ESP and AH"

Understanding that this algorithm *may* be used for unicast, it seems that the major motivation of this draft is for use in multicast environments. Should this be better reflected in the title?

Also, first letter capitalization for words in the title does not seem to be consistent.

(Bert Wijnen) No Objection

(Alex Zinin) No Objection