Re: [secdir] [Last-Call] Secdir last call review of draft-ietf-httpbis-bcp56bis-12

Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> Tue, 03 August 2021 00:50 UTC

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Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2021 10:50:39 +1000
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Subject: Re: [secdir] [Last-Call] Secdir last call review of draft-ietf-httpbis-bcp56bis-12
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Hi Joe,


> On 3 Aug 2021, at 6:33 am, Joseph Salowey <joe@salowey.net> wrote:
> [Joe]  I think we should deprecate MD5 in all cases and I also think you should treat digest as basic auth and run it over a secure channel in all cases.  The text update looks good.  

There's been some... pushback on list since:
  https://www.w3.org/mid/2E8A6D6C-50DC-4753-916E-3AE43BBFECAE@mnot.net

Would you be comfortable if we just removed the discussion of digest and MD5 completely, and deferred action to an (eventual) update of 7616?

Cheers,



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