Re: [TLS] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC8446 (6125)

Ben Smyth <research@bensmyth.com> Fri, 01 May 2020 10:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] [Editorial Errata Reported] RFC8446 (6125)
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Dear Peter,

On Fri, 1 May 2020 at 12:30, Peter Wu <peter@lekensteyn.nl> wrote:

> Do you have a specific sentence that caused confusion for you? Both
> "out-of-band" and "external" can be used interchangeably.
>

Getting to grips with TLS 1.3 has been challenging for me! The use of
synonyms made it more difficult. I hope that the reports I have submitted
will aid others in understanding the specification. Longer-term they may
even aid the development for future documents. Many of the reports are
minor, others are preventing me from fully understanding the specification,
and several may highlight minor technical issues. They all came about
whilst writing a manual for TLS (
https://bensmyth.com/publications/2019-TLS-tutorial/), which I'm currently
extending. Since the reports are based on my private notes, I thought
sharing them (via reports) would be useful.


Best regards,

Ben