2.8.2 Site Security Handbook (ssh)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 42nd IETF Meeting in Chicago, Illinois. It may now be out-of-date. Last Modified: 23-Jul-98


Barbara Fraser <tlt@cert.org>

User Services Area Director(s):

April Marine <amarine@globe.arc.nasa.gov>

User Services Area Advisor:

April Marine <amarine@globe.arc.nasa.gov>

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Description of Working Group:

The Site Security Handbook Working Group is chartered to create two documents: (1) a revised handbook that will help system and network administrators develop their own site-specific policies and procedures to deal with computer security problems and their prevention and (2) a new handbook for users. The text of these documents will be developed from the existing RFC 1244, plus needed revisions and additions.

Goals and Milestones:



Meet at the San Jose IETF and (1) make a decision about which document to produce first, (2) create an SSH editorial board and (3) create a draft outline of the first document.



Prepare a final outline of the first document.



Meet at the Danvers IETF and create a rough draft of the first document.

May 95


Submit the first document as an Internet-Draft, with comment and review happening on the SSH mailing list.

Jul 95


Submit first document as an Internet-Draft.



Meet at the Stockholm IETF meeting and create an outline for the second document.

Dec 95


Submit the second draft of the first document as an Internet-Draft.

Dec 95


Meet at IETF and review the second Internet-Draft of the first document.

Feb 96


Submit a revised Internet-Draft of the first document, with review happening on the SSH list.

Mar 96


Meet at IETF and do a final review of the Internet-Draft of the first document. Develop outline for second document.

Apr 96


Submit Internet-Draft of first document to IESG for publication as Informational RFC.

May 96


Submit draft of second document to Internet-Drafts.

Jun 96


Meet at IETF to review and edit draft.

Jul 96


Syvmit second draft of document to Internet-Drafts.

Oct 96


Submit final version of document to Internet-Drafts.

Dec 96


Submit Internet-Draft of second document to IESG for publication as an Informational RFC.


Request For Comments:







Site Security Handbook

Current Meeting Report

Site Security Handbook WG (SSH), chaired by Barbara Fraser.

The SSH working group met to finalize the last details of the User's Security Handbook.
A discussion of the scope of the glossary and some of its particulars was held, with enough
progress made for the editor(s) to update the current draft. The group will have a new draft
out by the end of September for WG Last Call, then send it up to the IESG for publication.
In particular, they wished to ensure that the Security ADs took a look at the draft, so April
will emphasize that when it arrives. The group will shut down after the publication of this
document, so will be closed by Orlando.


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