[Cryptography] The role of the IETF in security of the Internet: for or against the NSA? for or against the security of users of the net?

Sandy Harris sandyinchina at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 19:53:08 EDT 2014

On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 9:58 AM, Gary Mulder <flyingkiwiguy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Would the RFC process be the ideal forum for development of an Internet
> Magna Carta?

There are already some policy documents, as well as the standards
track & BCP security documents:

RFC 1984 (best number choice on record?)
IAB and IESG Statement on Cryptographic Technology and the Internet

RFC 2804 IETF Policy on Wiretapping

There may be others that I don't know about.

But yes, some sort of Magna Carta would be a good idea and
the IETF would in some ways be a good place to develop one.
The trick would be to avoid most of the politics and keep
discussion to the technical issues.

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