[quicwg/base-drafts] Equivalence of preferred_address and NEW_CONNECTION_ID (#3560)

Martin Thomson <notifications@github.com> Tue, 31 March 2020 00:14 UTC

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Subject: [quicwg/base-drafts] Equivalence of preferred_address and NEW_CONNECTION_ID (#3560)
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We don't prohibit the use of a zero-length connection ID in the preferred_address transport parameter.  

So a server can use a connection ID during connection establishment, then remove privacy protections by moving to a unique address (see #3559).  Of course, this is largely moot, as the privacy protection offered through the use of connection IDs toward a unique address is nil.

In either case, we should clarify whether preferred_address is exactly like NEW_CONNECTION_ID, or whether it has its own rules.  Right now, it looks like it has its own rules and that is likely bad.

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