Re: [saag] [TLS] Lessons learned from TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 deprecation

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Tue, 01 October 2019 22:21 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: "hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net" <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net>, 'John Mattsson' <john.mattsson=40ericsson.com@dmarc.ietf.org>, "TLS@ietf.org" <TLS@ietf.org>, "saag@ietf.org" <saag@ietf.org>
Thread-Topic: [TLS] Lessons learned from TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 deprecation
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Subject: Re: [saag] [TLS] Lessons learned from TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 deprecation
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hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net <hannes.tschofenig@gmx.net>; writes:

>IMHO the problem with deprecation is not in the IETF but rather with the deployments.
>
>PS: As Kathleen noted TLS 1.2 and DTLS 1.2 are perfectly fine if you follow
>RFC 7925/7525.

Maybe the text could be updated to have one section of text for the web and
one for everything else, since they're totally, totally different
environments.  I was at a meeting last week to discuss upgrade mechanisms for
some globally deployed infrastructure and they were looking at a 2-3 year time
window to start the upgrade process, with completion by 2030 at the latest.

That's not a typo for 2020, it's 2030.

So the text needs to acknowledge the two different operating environments, the
web where you can replace anything you want at a drop of a hat, and the rest
of the world where it takes serious effort to make the change.  Moving from
TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 with EMS/EtM/LTS within ten years, for the non-web world,
is a practical goal.  Moving to an entirely new protocol in that time frame
(TLS 1.3) probably isn't going to happen.

Peter.