Re: [saag] Input for conflict review of draft-secure-cookie-session-protocol

SM <sm@resistor.net> Thu, 18 October 2012 17:02 UTC

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Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:37:35 -0700
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
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Subject: Re: [saag] Input for conflict review of draft-secure-cookie-session-protocol
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Hi Willy,
At 23:48 17-10-2012, Willy Tarreau wrote:
>Hence, I'm failing to see what specific use case this protocol covers,
>however I see a risk that it is adopted by users who don't completely
>understand its security implications. The focus is clearly set on how
>the cookie contents are secured but not that much on what it should or
>should not be used for.

The draft is supposed to be published through in the Independent 
Submissions stream.  What that means is that the document won't be an 
IETF specification or IETF "standard".  The question was whether the 
document conflicts with existing IETF work as the publication of the 
document as a RFC might be blocked or a note might be added to it.

A conflict review does not get into whether a protocol is "good" or 
"bad".  It may be better to send the above comment to 
draft-secure-cookie-session-protocol.all@tools.ietf.org

Regards,
-sm