Finishing Off IDWG
Mike Erlinger <mike <at> cs.hmc.edu>
2006-02-07 04:00:43 GMT
IDWG was on my list of things to do after the New Year. Sam Hartman,
the Security Area Director beat me to it. Basically, the IDWG Working
Group has been idle for over a year; IDMEF is still an Internet Draft;
the IESG has issues with the use of both DTD and Schemas in IDMEF.
Herve Debar, the primary author of IDMEF, is willing to make changes
recommended by the IESG. He has sent out email to the list asking
for information about the use of IDMEF and whether a DTD or Schema
is the better choice. He will use the responses to drive a new
document. Once we have a new document, Sam will assist
us in getting IDMEF published as an Experimental RFC. This would
finish the IDWG Working Group efforts and the Working Group would
So, very soon Herve will post a new Internet Draft to the mailing
list. I will then post the ID to the ID database. Once this is
done, I would ask people to read the document and post any typo
issues (since IDMEF passed a Working Group last call and was
forwarded to the AD and IESG, we are past making serious
modifications to the IDMEF, except as directed by the IESG).
Once the Working Group is happy with the document, I would ask
that it be published as an Experimental RFC.
Mike Erlinger, Professor and Chair Computer Science
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