Re: [tcpm] WGLC: draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure-10.txt

Fernando Gont <fernando@gont.com.ar> Fri, 29 August 2008 21:50 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tcpm] WGLC: draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure-10.txt
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At 06:38 p.m. 29/08/2008, Joe Touch wrote:

>Above Ananth is claiming that the recent burst of activity in this space
>is due to his draft, though Watson (CanSec West, March 2004) is the
>origin of the RST issue in public forums (tcpsecure-00 wasn't out until
>April 2004).

Exactly.



>Other solutions in this space were Larsen's port-randomisation-00 in
>June 2004 (later Larsen and Gont), and Poon's timestamp-00 also in June
>2004, though port-randomisation closely parallels Bellovin's ISN
>randomization in RFC1948 from 1996.

Yes. And Larsen's port-randomisation-00 acknowledges this (and our 
tsvwg-port-randomization draft keeps the ack to Bellovin).


>(and port randomization may have
>been deployed before 2004 - does anyone recall?)

Yes. It has. At least OpenBSD has shipped with port randomization way 
before 2004.

Kind regards,

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