Re: [Emu] Short review of draft-friel-tls-eap-dpp-01

Alan DeKok <aland@deployingradius.com> Wed, 28 July 2021 19:34 UTC

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On Jul 28, 2021, at 12:26 PM, Dan Harkins <dharkins@lounge.org> wrote:
>   Assuming everything can be assigned a username and a password is what is wrong.

  Yes.  That was intended to be just an example, though.

> If you're concerned about *standard* EAP methods being used in *standard* ways
> then think about what we're proposing:
> 
>   1. No change to RFC 7170
>   2. No change to RFC 8773
>   3. No change to RFC 7250
>   4. a new name assignment from a name registry created by an I-D (soon to be RFC)

  That's good.

  One of the goals of my draft was minimal changes to existing systems.  For example, the TEAP RFC is ~7 years old, and based on 3-4 years of work before that.  Yet it was only recently that people started implementing it, and discovered serious issues.

> So what we're proposing is using an EAP method in a way in it was defined and using
> TLS to authenticate it using tools which were defined to authenticate TLS. We're just
> proposing to use those tools in a new way.

  Yup.

  Alan DeKok.