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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-smime-symkeydist-08.txt

2002-12-20 08:44:06

The posted new draft addresses two comments from the IESG:

- The first one was that the references needed to be broken out to indicate which documents are informative and which are normative. 
- The second was a concern about reply attacks.  We added the CMS signingTime attribute to ever signed message.



Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org wrote:
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This draft is a work item of the S/MIME Mail Security Working Group of the IETF.

	Title		: CMS Symmetric Key Management and Distribution
	Author(s)	: S. Turner
	Filename	: draft-ietf-smime-symkeydist-08.txt
	Pages		: 81
	Date		: 2002-12-16
This document describes a mechanism to manage (i.e., setup,
distribute, and rekey) keys used with symmetric cryptographic
algorithms. Also defined herein is a mechanism to organize users
into groups to support distribution of encrypted content using
symmetric cryptographic algorithms. The mechanisms use the
Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) protocol [2] and Certificate
Management Message over CMS (CMC) protocol [3] to manage the
symmetric keys. Any member of the group can then later use this
distributed shared key to decrypt other CMS encrypted objects with
the symmetric key. This mechanism has been developed to support
S/MIME Mail List Agents (MLAs).

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