At 15:04 30/08/00, Kurt D. Zeilenga wrote:
I post to ietf-discuss because two of the referenced
Informational RFCs, RFC 1321 (MD5) and RFC 2104 (HMAC),
are also normative references for numerous other
Standard Track protocols.
Neither of those are protocols. Instead, they specify
mathematical algorithms. As such, I do not believe
they need to be standards-track to be referenced NOR
are they in the set of things IETF would normally
If not, would it be appropriate to submit a request
to the IESG to consider reissuing the specifications
detailed by RFC 1321 and RFC 2104 on the Standard Track?
IMHO, that is not needed and not particularly desirable.