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06 Jan 2006

DKIM working group chartered Email

The IETF finally chartered a working group to create a DKIM standard earlier this week. See this notice which includes the text of the charter and the rather aggressive schedule:

02/06 WG last call on DKIM threats and security requirements
05/06 WG last call on DKIM signature specification
09/06 WG last call on DKIM policy specification
12/06 WG last call on DKIM DNS Resource Record
12/06 WG last call on overview document

I hope we can meet the milestones, but there's some actual technical work to be done on the signature specification which may take a while.

The threats and security requirements don't directly affect the spec other than perhaps providing a checklist to see whether the spec does the things it's supposed to. The policy specfication, basically a record that lets a domain announce that all its mail is signed so accept no substitutes, is done except that there are a few loud voices that think it's bad and want to get rid of it. (I have my doubts whether it's useful, but the only way to find out is to try it.) The DNS resource record is also done, perhaps give or take a few tweaks for people who want to load it up with more options.

It'll be an interesting year.

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