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Re: OpenPGP keys and Suite-B
Greeting! As we agreed earlier on the list, I significantly trimmed
references to Suite-B.
Some of us wanted completely remove Suite-B, while others felt that it
should exist to add valuable endorsement. I think the middle ground is
to leave informative references to Suite B, which tell how to use the
specification with each level of security. These references are limited
to "protocol level" of Suite-B compliance.
I would like to believe that once we settle this thread, the technical
content of the document will be largely complete.
The other pending issue is Curve ID v.s. OID, which would have required
significant re-write of the document, because IDs presently appear in
many packets, profiles, and data that we hash. However, it looks to me
that this issue has "coin toss" / "don't care" status for most, so I
would like to avoid the burden of re-editing.
In summary, Suite B is the only notable change in the following latest
The same version is available in other formats that support
cross-references as navigation links here:
I intend to submit this edition as -01 revision of the IETF draft as
soon as there are no contentions. I will wait until at least June 25th.