[rfc-i] Signing RFCs

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Wed Jun 29 13:17:48 PDT 2011


SM:

>> >> So far, we have been able to have the RFC Editor (most recently Bob Braden) explain the processes used by the RFC Editor in order to provide confidence that the content of the file was unchanged from the date on the title page.  So far, we have not had to go to
>> >
>> > Is there any publicly available documentation about the process?
>> 
>> As I said in the note that kicked off this thread:
> 
> I'll rephrase my question as it may not have been clear.  I am not interested in validating the signature on an Internet-Draft or a RFC.  I am not interested in whether the signature validates.  I have read RFC 5485.  I have read http://www.ietf.org/id-info/ and http://tools.ietf.org/tools/idsigcheck/
> 
> My question is about the process explained by the RFC Editor in order to provide confidence that the file was unchanged since the date on the title page.  Is there any documentation about that?

I suppose we could create some, but I am unaware of anything specific to RFCs on the proprieties of a digital signature.  Of course, we can pull from many sources if such is needed including RFC 2828 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_signature.

Russ


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