Long-Term Archive Service Requirements
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com>, ltans mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ltans chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Long-Term Archive Service Requirements' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Long-Term Archive Service Requirements ' <draft-ietf-ltans-reqs-11.txt> as an Informational RFC This document is the product of the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Russ Housley and Tim Polk. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ltans-reqs-11.txt
Technical Summary There are many scenarios in which users must be able to prove the existence of data at a specific point in time and be able to demonstrate the integrity of data since that time, even when the duration from time of existence to time of demonstration spans a large period of time. Additionally, users must be able to verify signatures on digitally signed data many years after the generation of the signature. This document describes a class of long-term archive services to support such scenarios and the technical requirements for interacting with such services. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services (LTANS) Working Group. The document was reviewed by LTANS WG members and chairs. Protocol Quality This document does not specify a protocol. It documents the requirements for protocols and data structures that will be specified in other documents. There are at least two implementations of a protocol and a data structure that meet the requirements in this document. This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.