[ietf-dkim] Re: Survey: Reputation string, to use from DKIM
dcrocker at bbiw.net
Fri Aug 17 09:27:33 PDT 2007
Dave Crocker wrote:
> Simply put:
> When you validate a DKIM signature, what information do you
> (intend to) use for querying your reputation/accreditation
> data bases?
I appreciate the responses I'm getting. Unfortunately I was not clear enough
about what I am asking for. Most folks seem to be a bit confused. So let me
I am looking for you to tell me exactly what DKIM field(s)
you would use.
Please cite using a single letter and an equal sign. That
is, the parameter value(s) as specified in the DKIM -base
It's ok if you haven't implemented anything yet. I'm asking about your
reading and understanding of the specification document, not your software
There are no wrong answers. I am trying to understand the variations of
interpretations. I already know the variations are significant. That is what
prompted my sending out this query.
So the goal is to find out as much as possible about them. Which fields do
folks think they should/would use? Do any specific fields dominate the
Please note that this does not involve correlating the information with any
other RFC2822 or RFC2821 fields. That is a higher-level function that occurs
beyond the task of basic signature validation. So your response to the
current query would be the information that you might feed into this later
The scope of information from which you should draw is strictly about
DKIM-specific parameters in the DKIM-Signature field of a message and the DKIM
TXT RR in the DNS. In other words, what is specified in RFC4871.
ps. If you have already supplied the parameter reference, you do not need to
do it again.
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