Metalink/HTTP: Mirrors and Hashes
RFC 6249

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Date Rev. By Action
2020-01-21
22 (System) Received changes through RFC Editor sync (added Verified Errata tag)
2017-05-16
22 (System) Changed document authors from "Henrik Nordstrom, Anthony Bryan, Neil McNab" to "Henrik Nordstrom, Anthony Bryan, Neil McNab, Peter Poeml, Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa"
2015-10-14
22 (System) Notify list changed from anthonybryan@gmail.com, neil@nabber.org, henrik@henriknordstrom.net, tatsuhiro.t@gmail.com, alan.ford@roke.co.uk, draft-bryan-metalinkhttp@ietf.org to alan.ford@roke.co.uk, tatsuhiro.t@gmail.com
2012-08-22
22 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Sean Turner
2012-08-22
22 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Robert Sparks
2012-08-22
22 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Peter Saint-Andre
2012-08-22
22 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Ralph Droms
2012-08-22
22 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Dan Romascanu
2012-08-22
22 (System) post-migration administrative database adjustment to the No Objection position for Lars Eggert
2011-06-20
22 Cindy Morgan State changed to RFC Published from RFC Ed Queue.
2011-06-17
22 (System) RFC published
2011-03-18
22 Amy Vezza State changed to RFC Ed Queue from Approved-announcement sent.
2011-03-17
22 (System) IANA Action state changed to RFC-Ed-Ack from Waiting on RFC Editor
2011-03-17
22 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on RFC Editor from Waiting on Authors
2011-03-17
22 (System) IANA Action state changed to Waiting on Authors from In Progress
2011-03-17
22 (System) IANA Action state changed to In Progress
2011-03-17
22 Cindy Morgan IESG state changed to Approved-announcement sent
2011-03-17
22 Cindy Morgan IESG has approved the document
2011-03-17
22 Cindy Morgan Closed "Approve" ballot
2011-03-17
22 Cindy Morgan Approval announcement text regenerated
2011-03-16
22 Alexey Melnikov Removed from agenda for telechat
2011-03-16
22 Alexey Melnikov Note field has been cleared
2011-03-16
22 Lars Eggert [Ballot Position Update] Position for Lars Eggert has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-03-12
22 Alexey Melnikov [Note]: changed to 'Lars, please review the RFC Editor note to see if it addresses your concern'
2011-03-11
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-10
22 Lars Eggert
[Ballot comment]
My original comment said:

  The document is generally pretty sloppy in its use of
  RFC2119 terms; it would be very good ...
2011-03-10
22 Lars Eggert
[Ballot discuss]
Discuss text: (last edited 2011-03-10)

Section 7.:
>    Metalink clients MUST limit the number of parallel connections to
>    mirror servers, ...
2011-03-09
22 Dan Romascanu
[Ballot comment]
If the draft is based on the experiences made in a project the community would like to know more on the project. It ...
2011-03-04
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot Position Update] Position for Alexey Melnikov has been changed to Yes from Discuss
2011-03-04
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-04
22 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2011-03-04
22 (System) New version available: draft-bryan-metalinkhttp-22.txt
2011-03-04
22 Alexey Melnikov Placed on agenda for telechat - 2011-03-17
2011-03-04
22 Alexey Melnikov [Note]: 'Lars, please review the updated version to see if it addresses your concern' added
2011-03-03
22 Cindy Morgan Removed from agenda for telechat
2011-03-03
22 Cindy Morgan State changed to IESG Evaluation - Defer::Revised ID Needed from IESG Evaluation - Defer.
2011-03-03
22 Lars Eggert
[Ballot discuss]
INTRODUCTION, paragraph 4:
>    This document specifies Metalink/HTTP: Mirrors and Cryptographic
>    Hashes in HTTP header fields, a different way to ...
2011-03-03
22 Dan Romascanu [Ballot Position Update] Position for Dan Romascanu has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-03-03
22 Ralph Droms
[Ballot comment]
I've cleared my DISCUSS.

1) Resolved.

2) Is there a registry for the various attributes references in this
document, including "pri", "pref", "geo", ...
2011-03-03
22 Ralph Droms [Ballot Position Update] Position for Ralph Droms has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-03-03
22 Gonzalo Camarillo [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-03-02
22 Russ Housley [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-03-02
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-02
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-02
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-02
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot discuss]
From the GenArt review:

Also, is there a risk the initial server could cause a loop by pointing to _itself_?
2011-03-02
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot Position Update] Position for Alexey Melnikov has been changed to Discuss from Yes
2011-03-02
22 Stewart Bryant [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-03-02
22 Dan Romascanu
[Ballot comment]
1. If the draft is based on the experiences made in a project the community would like to know more on the project. ...
2011-03-02
22 Dan Romascanu
[Ballot discuss]
The OPS-DIR review performed by Mehmet Ersue pointed to a number of problems and in-accuracies in the text. Many of them were fixed ...
2011-03-02
22 Dan Romascanu [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-03-01
22 Adrian Farrel
[Ballot comment]
Section 1...

"extremely minimal" means what? It either minimal or it isn't.

---

Section 3.1

  Entries for mirror servers are listed in ...
2011-03-01
22 Adrian Farrel [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-01
22 Robert Sparks
[Ballot comment]
(I'm moving these points to a comment based on -21 and the email conversation that followed. The changes discussed
in that email thread ...
2011-03-01
22 Robert Sparks [Ballot Position Update] Position for Robert Sparks has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-03-01
22 Peter Saint-Andre [Ballot Position Update] Position for Peter Saint-Andre has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-03-01
22 Sean Turner [Ballot Position Update] Position for Sean Turner has been changed to No Objection from Discuss
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-03-01
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-02-28
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot discuss]
This is an updated discuss:(the author apparently knows how to use the datatracker ;)  Numbering is retained.

#9) SHA-256 is a SHOULD, but ...
2011-02-27
21 (System) New version available: draft-bryan-metalinkhttp-21.txt
2011-02-19
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot writeup text changed
2011-02-17
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to IESG Evaluation - Defer from In Last Call.
2011-02-17
22 Jari Arkko [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-02-16
22 Tim Polk
[Ballot comment]
I support Sean's discuss on signature formats.  There is nothing wrong with OpenPGP, and it would be fine to make that the mandatory ...
2011-02-16
22 Tim Polk [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-02-16
22 Tim Polk
[Ballot comment]
I support Sean's discuss on signature formats.  There is nothing wrong with OpenPGP, and it would be fine to make that the mandatory ...
2011-02-16
22 Ralph Droms
[Ballot comment]
1) In section 2:

  ETags could be based on the file
  contents (cryptographic hash) and not server-unique filesystem
  metadata.

I'm ...
2011-02-16
22 Ralph Droms
[Ballot discuss]
Following up on Lars' DISCUSS, this text from section 2 also
describes requirements on ETags:

  To have the same ETag policy means ...
2011-02-16
22 Ralph Droms [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-02-16
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot comment]
#5) I was curious if there were any privacy considerations that need to be addressed with the use of the geo tag?  Turns ...
2011-02-16
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot discuss]
This is an updated discuss (the author apparently knows how to use the datatracker ;)  Numbering is retained.

#1) Sec 2 Says:

Valid ...
2011-02-16
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot comment]
#5) I was curious if there were any privacy considerations that need to be addressed with the use of the geo tag?  Turns ...
2011-02-16
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot discuss]
This is an updated discuss (the author apparently knows how to use the datatracker ;)  Numbering is retained.

#1) Sec 2 Says:

Valid ...
2011-02-16
22 Peter Saint-Andre
[Ballot discuss]
Overall I don't see any insuperable problems with this specification, although the protocol introduces the possibility of several kinds of amplification attacks and ...
2011-02-16
22 Peter Saint-Andre
[Ballot discuss]
Overall I don't see any insuperable problems with this specification, although the protocol introduces the possibility of several kinds of amplification attacks and ...
2011-02-16
22 Peter Saint-Andre [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-02-16
22 Robert Sparks
[Ballot discuss]
The automated handling of the Link headers by MetaLink clients suggested by this document may need some more discussion, at least in the ...
2011-02-16
22 Robert Sparks [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-02-15
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot comment]
IETF LC ends 1 day after the assigned telechat day (i.e. on February 18th).
2011-02-15
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot Position Update] Position for Alexey Melnikov has been changed to Yes from Discuss
2011-02-15
22 Lars Eggert
[Ballot comment]
Section 3.2., paragraph 1:
>    Entries for a mirror servers can have a "geo" value, which is a
>    [ISO3166-1] alpha-2 ...
2011-02-15
22 Lars Eggert
[Ballot discuss]
INTRODUCTION, paragraph 4:
>    This document specifies Metalink/HTTP: Mirrors and Cryptographic
>    Hashes in HTTP header fields, a different way to ...
2011-02-15
22 Lars Eggert [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-02-14
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot discuss]
This is a preliminary discuss (and not yet sent to anybody).

#1) Sec 2 Says:

Valid algorithms are found
in the IANA registry ...
2011-02-14
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot comment]
#1) Sec 7: r/A Range limit is optional,/A Range limit is OPTIONAL,

#2) Section 7: r/fieldss)/fields).

#3) Sec 7.1.1: r/merging of ranges from ...
2011-02-14
22 Sean Turner
[Ballot discuss]
This is a preliminary discuss (and not yet sent to anybody).

#1) Sec 2 Says:

Valid algorithms are found
in the IANA registry ...
2011-02-14
22 Sean Turner [Ballot Position Update] New position, Discuss, has been recorded
2011-02-14
20 (System) New version available: draft-bryan-metalinkhttp-20.txt
2011-02-14
22 Ron Bonica [Ballot Position Update] New position, No Objection, has been recorded
2011-02-13
22 Alexey Melnikov
[Ballot discuss]
Note that I am holding a DISCUSS on my own document because IETF LC ends 1 day after the assigned telechat day (i.e. ...
2011-02-13
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot Position Update] Position for Alexey Melnikov has been changed to Discuss from Yes
2011-02-13
22 Alexey Melnikov Telechat date has been changed to 2011-02-17 from 2011-03-03
2011-02-10
22 Alexey Melnikov [Ballot Position Update] New position, Yes, has been recorded for Alexey Melnikov
2011-02-10
22 Alexey Melnikov Ballot has been issued
2011-02-10
22 Alexey Melnikov Created "Approve" ballot
2011-02-07
22 Amanda Baber
IANA understands that, upon approval of this document, there is a single
IANA action that needs to be completed.

In the Link Relation Types subregistry ...
2011-02-01
22 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR Completed. Reviewer: Jürgen Schönwälder.
2011-01-26
22 David Harrington Request for Last Call review by TSVDIR is assigned to Haibin Song
2011-01-26
22 David Harrington Request for Last Call review by TSVDIR is assigned to Haibin Song
2011-01-25
22 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Jürgen Schönwälder
2011-01-25
22 Samuel Weiler Request for Last Call review by SECDIR is assigned to Jürgen Schönwälder
2011-01-21
22 Cindy Morgan Last call sent
2011-01-21
22 Cindy Morgan
State changed to In Last Call from Last Call Requested.

The following Last Call Announcement was sent out:

From: The IESG <iesg-secretary@ietf.org>
To: IETF-Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org> ...
2011-01-21
22 Alexey Melnikov Placed on agenda for telechat - 2011-03-03
2011-01-21
22 Alexey Melnikov Last Call was requested
2011-01-21
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to Last Call Requested from AD Evaluation.
2011-01-21
22 (System) Ballot writeup text was added
2011-01-21
22 (System) Last call text was added
2011-01-21
22 (System) Ballot approval text was added
2011-01-21
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to AD Evaluation from Publication Requested.
2011-01-21
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to Publication Requested from AD is watching::AD Followup.
2011-01-20
22 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2011-01-20
19 (System) New version available: draft-bryan-metalinkhttp-19.txt
2011-01-16
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to AD is watching::Revised ID Needed from AD is watching::AD Followup.
2011-01-06
22 Alexey Melnikov
State changed to AD is watching::AD Followup from AD is watching::Revised ID Needed.
Need to research use of 2 letter country codes versa 3 letter ...
2011-01-02
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to AD is watching::Revised ID Needed from AD is watching::AD Followup.
2011-01-01
22 (System) Sub state has been changed to AD Follow up from New Id Needed
2011-01-01
18 (System) New version available: draft-bryan-metalinkhttp-18.txt
2010-12-18
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to AD is watching::Revised ID Needed from AD is watching::AD Followup.
2010-11-17
22 Alexey Melnikov State changed to AD is watching::AD Followup from Publication Requested.
2010-11-17
22 Alexey Melnikov Draft added in state Publication Requested
2010-09-14
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2010-04-17
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