Last Call Review of draft-sgtatham-secsh-iutf8-05
review-sgtatham-secsh-iutf8-05-opsdir-lc-brownlee-2017-03-01-00

Request Review of draft-sgtatham-secsh-iutf8
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 06)
Type Last Call Review
Team Ops Directorate (opsdir)
Deadline 2017-02-27
Requested 2017-01-30
Authors Simon Tatham, Darren Tucker
Draft last updated 2017-03-01
Completed reviews Opsdir Last Call review of -05 by Nevil Brownlee (diff)
Secdir Last Call review of -05 by Melinda Shore (diff)
Genart Last Call review of -05 by Roni Even (diff)
Assignment Reviewer Nevil Brownlee
State Completed
Review review-sgtatham-secsh-iutf8-05-opsdir-lc-brownlee-2017-03-01
Reviewed rev. 05 (document currently at 06)
Review result Ready
Review completed: 2017-03-01

Review
review-sgtatham-secsh-iutf8-05-opsdir-lc-brownlee-2017-03-01

Hi all:

I have performed an Operations Directorate review of
   draft-sgtatham-secsh-iutf8-05

  "This document updates RFC 4254 by specifying a new opcode in the
   Secure Shell terminal modes encoding.  The new opcode describes the
   widely used IUTF8 terminal mode bit, which indicates that terminal
   I/O uses the UTF-8 character encoding."

This is a very short draft, all it does is add an entry in the IANA
SSH Pseudo-Terminal Encoded Terminal Modes registry (one of the
subregistries for Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Parameters).

That seems a useful addition to SSH's terminal modes, and one that
should not cause interoperability problems.

It's Security Considerations section is minimal; maybe it would
be good to point out potential 'Internationalization' risks?
However, I can't suggest a suitable reference for that.

Other than that, this draft is ready for publication.

Cheers, Nevil

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