[ietf-dkim] Revisiting the charter (focus on objectives)
herzbea at macs.biu.ac.il
Tue Sep 6 00:39:27 PDT 2005
I think Phil's definition below is excellent and focused. The
distinction between the two goals is really helpful imho. I make some
suggestions to clarify the goals, see below. Amir
Hallam-Baker, Phillip wrote:
> DRAFT IETF WORKING GROUP CHARTER - 30 Aug 2005
> The objective of the DKIM working group is to provide:
> 1) a mechanism that allows an email sender or intermediary to accept
> responsibility for an email message in transit by adding a digital
add: Signers will be able to specify some allowable modifications to the
message in transit, resulting e.g. from mail agent processing,
forwarding services, mailing list services, etc..
> 2) a mechanism that allows an email sender to disclaim responsibility
> for an email message by means of a security policy.
Proposed change to second line:
... for an email message, even if sent with its identity, by stating its
message signing policy and validation process.
And two minor comments on the architecture...
> The DKIM working group will produce standards-track specifications that
> describe authentication of message headers using public-key signatures.
s/message headers/email messages, including selected headers,/
> A key distribution mechanism will be described employing a key centric
> architecture employing domain names as identifiers.
Please clarify... `key centric`? and avoid double use of `employing`...
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