Opened 2 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

#89 closed defect (out-of-scope)

Should Authentication-Results be standards track?

Reported by: mike@… Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: dmarc-bis Version:
Severity: - Keywords:


It was pointed out that it's not clear whether Authentication-Results should be standards track or not. That is, is there a consumer for the results that needs protocol agreement. The DKIM and SPF results generally contain enough information to that a consumer of auth-res so as not to need to re-run DKIM or SPF checks if they are in the same administrative domain. The same is not true of DMARC. See issue on scaling for why that is bad. Since Authentication-Results is officially without a working group, it should be decided what its status is: is it a protocol that should be standards track? is it just informational debugging information for humans? Should it just be declared historic since it isn't officially maintained?

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by mike@…

  • Priority changed from minor to major

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by dougfoster.emailstandards@…

RE this ticket and related ticket #90:
In ticket #95, I argue that Authentication-Results should be fully deprecated in favor of ARC sets, contingent on changing the ARC specification to allow multiple ARC sets within a single ADMD.

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by johnl@…

  • Resolution set to out-of-scope
  • Status changed from new to closed

we are not revising the A-R RFCs

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