Re: The TCP and UDP checksum algorithm may soon need updating

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Mon, 08 June 2020 18:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: The TCP and UDP checksum algorithm may soon need updating
From: Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org>
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On 2020-06-08, at 12:29, Nick Hilliard <nick@foobar.org> wrote:
> 
>> Security protocols used right would have protected us from this and
>> would have made the bit errors a performance statistic…)
> not at the time, no. 

Of course not, it was practically illegal to do security.

We now have the opportunity to make pervasive use of security; nobody knows how long that window of opportunity will stay open.  Instead of working on changing checksums, we should go for it.

Grüße, Carsten