Re: Call for Community Feedback: Guidance on Reporting Protocol Vulnerabilities

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Wed, 28 October 2020 15:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: Call for Community Feedback: Guidance on Reporting Protocol Vulnerabilities
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On 10/28/20 8:37 AM, Salz, Rich wrote:
>      >> I worry about something like "protocol-vulnerabilities@ietf.org" becoming swamped with implementation issues, but I would support this if we agreed it was a two-year experiment or something.
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>>     Too much success ? We are not paying money, so why the fear ? Any similar
>      problems in other places ?
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> Overloading the people who will be filtering the emails.
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Isn't overloading filtering of implementation questions signal in and of 
itself? if a particular protocol is generating lots of implementation 
questions, that's could be telling you it is underspecified. but ietf is 
not the first place i'd think to come to with implementation issues. 
stackoverflow, etc is where i'd head first.

Mike