Re: Ossification and HTTP - call for participation

Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws> Tue, 07 July 2020 08:01 UTC

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From: Yoav Weiss <yoav@yoav.ws>
Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 09:57:43 +0200
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Thanks for starting the conversation!!

On Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 3:31 AM Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> There's been a background discussion about HTTP and ossification going on
> for a little while, as some vendors have encountered situations where they
> can't easily deploy new extensions.
>
> To work through this, we're trying to engage with the Web Application
> Firewall (WAF) and similar communities to start a discussion around how we
> can mitigate the risks here while still allowing them to do what they're
> designed to do.
>
> I've written  (with some help from others) a background document to
> attempt an explanation of the core issues in an 'open letter' style; see:
>
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/131eTq1eAdjUWGXV8JtF6o842rOod2l7K4NajwDdf-l0/edit?usp=sharing
>
> That links to two Internet-Drafts of interest:
>   - https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-bishop-httpbis-grease
>   - https://mnot.github.io/I-D/http-grease/
>
> We've also created a mailing list for discussion of these issues, to try
> to get more engagement from the WAF community. See:
>   https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/http-grease
>
> If you're interested in these issues, please subscribe to that list. If
> you know any WAF vendors or related folks, please forward this to them;
> we'd love to bring them into the discussion.
>
> Thanks,
>
> --
> Mark Nottingham   https://www.mnot.net/
>
>
>