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Re: WG Last Call: draft-ietf-smime-aes-keywrap-00.txt

2002-02-11 11:01:44


They were discussed in the presentation made by Jim Schaad on supporting AES in CMS.

The AES key wrap is needed when Diffie-Hellman key agreement (see RFC 2631) is used to generate a pairwise key-encryption key, then the key-encryption key is used to wrap the content-encryption key.


At 03:23 PM 2/11/2002 +0000, Stephen Farrell wrote:


I'm just wondering why these two -00 drafts, which don't seem to
have much to do with the smime wg (e.g. they don't reference any
other wg document), are being processed this way. Did I sleep for
a bit at the last meeting and miss the explanation?

My only possibly useful comment (not being able to review 48
pages including binary samples in the time alloted) is that
it'd be nice to allocate URIs for these wrapping algorithms
as well as OIDs. Or did you expect the W3C XML Encryption
group should do that? (Hope I don't cause some sort of process
hell by suggesting that one rfc contain both the OIDs and


"Housley, Russ" wrote:
> Dear S/MIME WG Members:
> This message announces Working Group Last Call for aes-keywrap.  The two
> authors have independently written implementations of the specification,
> and the implementations interoperate.  This indicates that the
> specification contains the necessary detail.
>         Title           : AES Key Wrap Algorithm
>         Author(s)       : J. Schaad, R. Housley
>         Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-aes-keywrap-00.txt
>         Date            : 06-Feb-02
> The intent is to publish aes-keywrap as an Informational RFC.
> Please review aes-keywrap, and post any comments to the 
> mail list by Saturday, 23 February 2002.  Unless traffic on the mail list
> indicates otherwise, I will
> send these to the IESG shortly after WG Last Call closes.
> Russ

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