[quicwg/base-drafts] "External observers" is undefined (#3448)

Martin Thomson <notifications@github.com> Mon, 10 February 2020 21:36 UTC

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>> Connection IDs MUST NOT contain any information that can be used by an external observer (that is, one that does not cooperate with the issuer) to correlate them with other connection IDs for the same connection.
> I think it's worth paying particular attention to the phrase "external observer" as that is defined nowhere else in the RFC and, at least as far as I'm concerned, can be used by companies whose primary source of income involves tracking people and selling access to data gleaned from tracking people, since they might be able to claim that they are not an external observer.

This seems like we can avoid confusion with a simple s/external observer/entities other than endpoints/.  However, we need to be careful to allow load balancers to do this at some level.

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