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I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc2440bis-03.txt

2001-08-27 03:49:53
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This draft is a work item of the An Open Specification for Pretty Good Privacy 
Working Group of the IETF.

        Title           : OpenPGP Message Format
        Author(s)       : J. Callas, L. Donnerhacke, H. Finney,
                          R. Thayer
        Filename        : draft-ietf-openpgp-rfc2440bis-03.txt
        Pages           : 68
        Date            : 24-Aug-01
This document defines many tag values, yet it doesn't describe a
mechanism for adding new tags (for new features). Traditionally the
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) handles the allocation of
new values for future expansion and RFCs usually define the
procedure to be used by the IANA.  However there are subtle (and not
so subtle) interactions that may occur in this protocol between new
features and existing features which result in a significant
reduction in over all security. Therefore this document does not
define an extension procedure. Instead requests to define new tag
values (say for new encryption algorithms for example) should be
forwarded to the IESG Security Area Directors for consideration or
forwarding to the appropriate IETF Working Group for consideration.

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