Last Call Review of draft-elie-nntp-tls-recommendations-04
review-elie-nntp-tls-recommendations-04-opsdir-lc-bradner-2017-01-10-00

Request Review of draft-elie-nntp-tls-recommendations
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2016-12-26
Requested 2016-11-28
Draft last updated 2017-01-10
Completed reviews Secdir Last Call review of -01 by David Mandelberg (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -01 by Jouni Korhonen (diff)
Opsdir Last Call review of -04 by Scott Bradner (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -03 by Jouni Korhonen (diff)
Genart Telechat review of -04 by Jouni Korhonen (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Scott Bradner
State Completed
Review review-elie-nntp-tls-recommendations-04-opsdir-lc-bradner-2017-01-10
Reviewed rev. 04 (document currently at 05)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2017-01-10

Review
review-elie-nntp-tls-recommendations-04-opsdir-lc-bradner-2017-01-10

This is an OPS-DIR review of “Use of Transport Layer Security (TLS)in the Network News Transfer 
Protocol (NNTP)” (draft-elie-nntp-tls-recommendations-03)

This draft proposes updates to RFC 4642 to improve the security of NNTP. 

I did not know that NNTP was still in much use, but if it is, then this draft proposes some useful 
updates to RFC 4642.  I do not see any particular operational issues with the proposals but I do
not know why this draft exists.

Most of what this draft does is to propose specific wording changes for RFC 4642.  
What I do not understand is why the changes are not done by making a 4642bis and
 publishing a new RFC that obsoletes RFC 4642 - it would be a lot easier on anyone who wants to
implement the technology to not have to mentally merge two different RFCs

Scott