Re: TLS on disconnected/intermittently connected networks

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Fri, 05 March 2021 00:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: TLS on disconnected/intermittently connected networks
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On 3/4/21 4:37 PM, Keith Moore wrote:
>
> Glad we agree on that.  I only wrote it because lots of IETF people 
> who might respond to this thread seem to insist that part of the right 
> solution is for all of these networks to connect to the public 
> Internet, perhaps through a firewall, so that they can query the 
> public DNS, and get firmware updates and root cert updates along with 
> those, perhaps CRLs also.

Not sure who this strawman is aimed at, but if it's me you're way off 
the mark. Having services inside an air-gapped network is not the same 
as requiring public internet connectivity. That is a completely separate 
argument. And has nothing to do with anything I've been saying either.

Mike