Re: [tcpm] PoC for draft-moncaster-tcpm-rcv-cheat-02

"Caitlin Bestler" <Caitlin.Bestler@neterion.com> Wed, 26 March 2008 19:46 UTC

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> Rob Sherwood wrote
> 
> I contact vendors in 2005, and the response was luke warm (as was the
> response on this list).  My take on this issue is that people are
> divided into three[1] camps:
> 
> a) people who do not believe this attack practical
> b) people who believe the attack is practical, but not dangerous
enough
> 	to motivate patching TCP implementations

I'd rephrase that as:

b) people who believe the attack is practical, but that the problem is
an
   application layer problem that should be solved at the application
layer
 -- and especially not by transport layer solutions that would have a
    negative impact on honest connections.



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