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

2004-11-08 07:47:59

Here are my comments on the draft:
  1. clause 1, I'd like to see something about why it's better to have it in the PKC than to just rely on the mechanism you used to get the recipient's certificate in the 1st place (you need get the certificate somehow).
  2. clause 1, I'd like to see something about this being the "static" solution and that dynamic solutions may be defined elsewhere.
  3. clause 1, Last para, 1st sentence: r leverage/leverages.
  4. clause 2, 2nd para: r RFC 2633/3851.
  5. clause 2, a "(the following is included for illustrative purposes only)" after following.
  6. clause 2, We have to specify whether it's a critical or non-critical extension.
  7. clause 2, last para: add period to end of sentence.
  8. clause 4, Are we going to need a module OID for this extension :)  I'm interested to see if using the same attribute/extension OID causes any compilers problems.
  9. clause 5: You need specify which references are normative/informative.

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		: Certificate extension for S/MIME Capabilities
	Author(s)	: S. Santesson
	Filename	: draft-ietf-smime-certcapa-00.txt
	Pages		: 5
	Date		: 2004-10-15
This document defines a certificate extension for inclusion of S/MIME
   capabilities in public key certificates defined by RFC 3280.

   S/MIME Capabilities provides an optional method to communicate
   cryptographic capabilities of the certified subject as a complement
   to use of the S/MIME Capabilities signed attribute in S/MIME messages
   according to RFC 3851.

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