Re: [Taps] Some comments on draft-ietf-taps-impl-12

Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> Fri, 05 August 2022 20:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Taps] Some comments on draft-ietf-taps-impl-12
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Hi, Gorry,

Thanks for all your responses! In-line....

On 5/8/22 12:00, Gorry Fairhurst wrote:
>>
>> Section 4.7.2.:
>>> On platforms with facilities to create a "virtual connection" for
>>> connectionless protocols implementations should use these mechanisms
>>> to minimise the handling of datagrams intended for already created
>>> Connection objects.
>>
>> I don't necessarily disagree, but you should probably elaborate here 
>> -- e.g., on one hand, "stateless" is good in the sense that you don't 
>> tie system resources unnecessarily. However, it's also more prone to 
>> spoofing, to the extent that an attacker might require "a lot of work" 
>> from a server without even proving that it can receive the return 
>> packets.
> 
> I'm not quite sure what you are asking here. What I think was intended 
> was very similar to the way UDP sockets in BSD can be used with 
> "connect", is there something else you were expecting to see in the text?

Looks like I got confused -- my bad, sorry! -- No changes expected here.

Thanks,
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Fernando Gont
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