With the posting of -08, it looks to me that all WG Last Call
comments have been resolved. It looks like we have achieved WG rough
At 08:32 PM 8/21/2008, Turner, Sean P. wrote:
This message initiates an SMIME Working Group Last Call on the document:
Title : Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
Version 3.2 Certificate Handling
Author(s) : S. Turner, B. Ramsdell
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-3850bis-05.txt
Pages : 20
Date : 2008-8-21
This document specifies conventions for X.509 certificate usage by
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) agents. S/MIME
provides a method to send and receive secure MIME messages, and certificates
are an integral part of S/MIME agent processing. S/MIME agents validate
certificates as described in RFC 5280, the Internet X.509 Public Key
Infrastructure Certificate and CRL Profile. S/MIME agents must meet the
certificate processing requirements in this document as well as those in RFC
5280. This document obsoletes RFC 3850.
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