Re: [saag] AD review of draft-iab-crypto-alg-agility-06

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Wed, 26 August 2015 19:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: [saag] AD review of draft-iab-crypto-alg-agility-06
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On Wednesday, August 26, 2015, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>;
wrote:

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> Hi Nico,
>
> On 26/08/15 06:52, Nico Williams wrote:
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> I'm sorry but you're entirely ignoring the use of RC4 in the web


Not at all.  I'm arguing that rather than outright ban RC4 at the TLS layer
for all apps we should make it a SHOULD NOT use with guidance for various
applications.


> Another of the lessons of OS (or rather, of more seriously considering
> deployment realities) is that we sometimes need to think outside our
> own silos. That goes for mail folks and web folks and others too.
> (I'm not saying you're one or other of those, but your mail was very
> silo-specific.)
>

Exactly.