Last Call Review of draft-melnikov-mailserver-uri-to-historic-
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Request Review of draft-melnikov-mailserver-uri-to-historic
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 00)
Type Last Call Review
Team Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Deadline 2010-12-14
Requested 2010-11-22
Other Reviews
Review State Completed
Reviewer Richard Barnes
Review review-melnikov-mailserver-uri-to-historic-secdir-lc-barnes-2010-11-30
Posted at http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/secdir/current/msg02234.html
Draft last updated 2010-11-30
Review completed: 2010-11-30

Review
review-melnikov-mailserver-uri-to-historic-secdir-lc-barnes-2010-11-30

I have reviewed this document as part of the security directorate's  


ongoing effort to review all IETF documents being processed by the  


IESG.  These comments were written primarily for the benefit of the  


security area directors.  Document editors and WG chairs should treat  


these comments just like any other last call comments.






As the name suggests, this document requests that IANA change the  


registration status of the "mailserver:" URI scheme to  


"Historic" (from its current status as "Provisional").  The document  


explains the lack of interoperability around this URI scheme, and  


describes better alternatives that developers should use.






I agree with the document's assessment that it does not create any new  


security concerns.  By reducing the ambiguity related to "mailserver:"  


URIs, this change in status should reduce the risk the improper  


implementations will create security vulnerabilities in software.




--Richard