Internet Security Glossary, Version 2
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: RFC Editor <email@example.com> Cc: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Informational RFC to be: draft-shirey-secgloss-v2-09.txt The IESG has no problem with the publication of 'Internet Security Glossary, Version 2' <draft-shirey-secgloss-v2-09.txt> as an Informational RFC. The IESG would also like the IRSG or RFC-Editor to review the comments in the datatracker (https://datatracker.ietf.org/public/pidtracker.cgi?command=view_id&dTag=12238&rfc_flag=0) related to this document and determine whether or not they merit incorporation into the document. Comments may exist in both the ballot and the comment log. The IESG contact person is Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-shirey-secgloss-v2-09.txt The process for such documents is described at http://www.rfc-editor.org/indsubs.html. Thank you, The IESG Secretary
Technical Summary This Glossary provides definitions, abbreviations, and explanations of terminology for information system security. It is very long (300+ pages). It offers recommendations to improve the clarity of Internet documents. The recommendations follow the principles that Internet documents should (a) use the same term or definition whenever the same concept is mentioned; (b) use terms in their plainest, dictionary sense; (c) use terms that are already well-established in open publications; and (d) avoid terms that either favor a particular vendor or favor a particular technology or mechanism over other, competing techniques that already exist or could be developed. Working Group Summary This is an individual effort. It is not affiliated with any IETF Working Group. Protocol Quality The Security Directorate helped review this document. Each member was assigned the task of reviewing several pages of the document. The intent was to make sure that someone other than the author had looked at each definition. Comments were provided by each reviewer; however, there was no attempt to reach consensus on each definition. This document was reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG. IESG Note This RFC is not a candidate for any level of Internet Standard. The IETF disclaims any knowledge of the fitness of this RFC for any purpose and notes that the decision to publish is not based on IETF review apart from IESG review for conflict with IETF work. The RFC Editor has chosen to publish this document at its discretion. See RFC 3932 for more information. Note to the RFC Editor The Abstract and the Introduction of this document include prescriptive language that is more appropriate in a BCP. The IESG strongly encourages the RFC Editor to work with the author to come up with wording that does not imply an IETF concensus on the definitions in this document.