Evidence Record Syntax (ERS)
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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: Protocol Action: 'Evidence Record Syntax (ERS)' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Evidence Record Syntax (ERS) ' <draft-ietf-ltans-ers-16.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Long-Term Archive and Notary Services Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Tim Polk and Pasi Eronen. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-ltans-ers-16.txt
Technical Summary In many scenarios, users must be able prove the existence and integrity of data, including digitally signed data, in a common and reproducible way over a long and possibly undetermined period of time. This document specifies the syntax and processing of an Evidence Record, a structure designed to support long-term non-repudiation of existence of data. Working Group Summary The LTANS WG reached consensus on this document. Protocol Quality There exist several implementations of the specification. At least two vendors have already run compatibility tests based on draft version 08, and they will run final tests after the publication of ERS. This document was reviewed by Tim Polk for the IESG.