[CHANNEL-BINDING] lasgt call comments (st Call: draft-altman-tls-channel-bindings (Channel Bindings for TLS) to Proposed Standard)

Larry Zhu <larry.zhu@microsoft.com> Wed, 28 October 2009 10:09 UTC

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From: Larry Zhu <larry.zhu@microsoft.com>
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There is a design issue in tls-unique. For vendors who implement TLS in a separate library, the TLS library does not by itself control the transport therefore it would not know if there is a new connection, so that the current specification is not implementable for these vendors.

It would be much easier to say the following instead:

The client's TLS Finished message from the first handshake of the session (note: TLS session, not connection, so that the channel binding is specific to each TLS session regardless of whether session resumption is used).

And the updated text does reflect what has been deployed for tls-unique.  

I would like to raise a red flag now. Needless to say that I will start a discussion with the responsible AD and the rest of the editors of this ID to fix this issue, and do so based on consensus. 

Pasi, please consider this issue blocking for now.

Thanks,

--Larry

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Subject: [TLS] Last Call: draft-altman-tls-channel-bindings (Channel Bindings for TLS) to Proposed Standard

The IESG has received a request from an individual submitter to consider 
the following document:

- 'Channel Bindings for TLS '
   <draft-altman-tls-channel-bindings-07.txt> as a Proposed Standard

The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits
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The file can be obtained via
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