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

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Tue, 09 June 2020 23:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: The TCP and UDP checksum algorithm may soon need updating
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
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From: Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com>
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On 6/8/20 1:57 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 09-Jun-20 07:02, Nico Williams wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 08, 2020 at 11:23:09AM -0700, Michael Thomas wrote:
>>> ssl had the advantage that it 1) beat ipsec to market, and 2) wasn't subject
>>> to API differences from OS layer calls like IPsec was, and with quite a bit
>>> of churn as i recall too. it's really too bad, imo. we wouldn't have had to
>>> do the contortions of dtls, for example. and now there's this problem. none
>>> of them are earth shattering, but it would have been cleaner.
>> You can sprinkle TLS anywhere you have an octet stream.  You can
>> sprinkle DTLS anywhere you have datagram flows.
> Unless someone says "multicast".


Hasn't that word been obsoleted and reserved for future use? :)

Mike