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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-rfc2632bis-00.txt

2002-03-18 12:46:53
Some minor comments:

Para 1.1 - Attribute Certificate - I don't want to open a can of worms but should we point to the PKIX AC profile instead of X.509?  Also please add period to last sentence.

Para 2.1 and 4,1 - I'm confused by the sentence "All agents MUST perform revocation status checking in accordance with [KEYM]."  I thought PKIX didn't mandate any particular revocation status checking scheme like CRLs, OCSP, SCVP, etc..  Are you trying to say if you use CRLs as the revocation status check scheme then you have to use the process in PKIX?



Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org wrote:

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.

        Title           : S/MIME Version 3.1 Certificate Handling
        Author(s)       : B. Ramsdell
        Filename        : draft-ietf-smime-rfc2632bis-00.txt
        Pages           :
        Date            : 11-Feb-02

S/MIME (Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions), described in
[SMIME-MSG], provides a method to send and receive secure MIME
messages. Before using a public key to provide security services, the
S/MIME agent MUST certify that the public key is valid. S/MIME agents
MUST use PKIX certificates to validate public keys as described in the
Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure (PKIX) Certificate and CRL
Profile [KEYM]. S/MIME agents MUST meet the certificate processing
requirements documented in this document in addition to those stated
in [KEYM].

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