Thanks Tero and sorry for forgetting:-)

Cheers,
S.

On 13/10/16 13:04, Tero Kivinen wrote:
> Stephen Farrell writes:
>> Stephen Farrell has entered the following ballot position for
>> draft-ietf-ipsecme-safecurves-05: Yes
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> COMMENT:
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> - Sorry if I'm forgetting how we handle this in IPsec,
>> but is an implementation of this RFC expected to support
>> both curves? I think it'd be ok to say that 25519 is a
>> MUST for folks doing, this but that 448 is optional.  I'm
>> also fine if we mean that implementing this means you
>> have to support both btw but you don't say (here) that
>> that's the case.
> 
> In IPsec we do not specify any requirement levels in the actual
> algorithm documents. The algorithm documents just allocate the IANA
> numbers and specify how they algorithms are used.
> 
> Then we have separate documents (new versions soon to be in front of
> IESG) specifying the actual mandatory to implement algorithms.
> 
> Whether some implementation supports this new RFC is something that
> does not have well define answer, as people could say they implement
> this RFC if they support one or other, or both curves. Usually people
> are just saying they support algorithm RFC if they support one
> algorithm from there. I.e., vendors usually say they support RFC2451,
> even if they only support 3DES from there, and might not support
> CAST-128, RC5, IDEA and Blowfish.
> 
> Anyways the mandatory to implement ciphers are specified in the
> rfc4307bis [1] and rfc7321bis [2].
> 
> These curves are not mentioned there, so they are still going to be
> MAY. When we are going to update 4307bis again then we are most likely
> going to make them SHOULD+ or even MUST (if there is enough
> implementations actually implementing them at that point).
> 
> [1] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ipsecme-rfc4307bis/
> [2] https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-mglt-ipsecme-rfc7321bis/
> 

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