Re: Security for various IETF services

Ted Lemon <ted.lemon@nominum.com> Fri, 04 April 2014 13:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: Security for various IETF services
From: Ted Lemon <ted.lemon@nominum.com>
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On Apr 4, 2014, at 4:48 AM, t.p. <daedulus@btconnect.com> wrote:
> Setting up a TLS session takes time; I notice every time I access
> e-mail, ever since my ISP required the use of TLS.   It is only a few
> seconds,

Whaaat?   It takes a few SECONDS for your MUA to set up a TLS connection?   Something is broken.   This is not a TLS problem.  It's probably either a load problem on your IMAP store, or bufferbloat on your network causing unreasonable round trip times—if your RTT to the IMAP store is 1000ms, then sure, it could take a couple of seconds to set up a TLS connection.

Similarly, if there's a bug in IETF's CRL support, that should be fixed regardless of the ultimate outcome of this discussion.