Take a look at the cipher suite definitions associated with TLS. Only one
cipher suite is mandatory to implement, but all of the cipher suite
documents are on standards track.
The SKIPJACK and KEA document is an exception. The algorithm to wrap one
SKIPJACK key with another SKIPJACK key is not specified in a publicly
available document. For this reason, it is not appropriate for the document
to be on standards track. All of the information to implement is not
At 01:16 PM 02/23/2000 -0800, Paul Hoffman / IMC wrote:
3. I would like this document to become a Standards Track document.
Not to disagree with the WG chair, but it is unclear why this should be on
standards track. It is protocol information for the community about a
non-mandatory algorithm that, as far as we can tell, is barely used.
Because of that, isn't it much better qualified for Informational RFC?
--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium