Vouch By Reference
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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> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Vouch By Reference' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Vouch By Reference ' <draft-hoffman-dac-vbr-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-hoffman-dac-vbr-07.txt
Technical Summary Vouch By Reference (VBR) is a protocol for adding third-party certification to email. It permits independent third parties to certify the owner of a domain name that is associated with received mail. VBR may be performed anywhere along the email transit path, by any capable receiving module, either within the handling service or by end-user software. Working Group Summary This document is not the product of any IETF WG. Protocol Quality VBR has already been implemented in at least one SMTP server product, and pre-release implementations have been made by other developers. None have reported any technical issues with implementing it. The documents were reviewed by Russ Housley for the IESG.