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Liaison statement
Response to Liaison 1181

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2012-12-17
From Group IETF
From Contact Sean Turner
To Group IEEE-802-11
To Contacts Dorothy Stanley <>
Bruce Kraemer <>
Cc Sean Turner <>
The IETF Chair <>
The IESG <>
Paul Hoffman <>
Yaron Sheffer <>
Stephen Farrell <>
Purpose In response
Attachments (None)
Liaisons referred by this one Liaison to IETF on Diffie-Hellman Group Repository
Dear 802.11,

The request to add Brainpool curves to the IKEv1 Group Description
registry for use by IKEv1 did not garner much support in the IPSECME WG.
However based on the IEEE request to add values for IEEE 802.11-2012
use, Sean Turner is willing to sponsor an internet-draft to address the
request. The caveat is that the registry entries include a note
indicating that they're for IEEE 802.11 use and not IKEv1 use. We
believe this would satisfy the IEEE request.

This request highlights that there is more than one registry that is
used by multiple protocols. This is not a problem as long as all values
in the registry are used by both protocols. This assignment request has
illustrated an instance where this is not the case. The IESG believes
dual use of registries should be discouraged.

Sean Turner
Security Area Director, IETF