Re: [TLS] chairs - please shutdown wiretapping discussion...

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Sat, 08 July 2017 15:45 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] chairs - please shutdown wiretapping discussion...
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On 08/07/17 16:39, Tony Arcieri wrote:
> Clearly there are echoes of the scary protocols of yesteryear, i.e.
> Clipper/LEAP. I think if you visit Matt Green's Twitter page and check the
> image header you will discover he is quite familiar with these things, and
> my personal presumption would be he is not displaying this image to show
> his undying love of the Clipper chip, although perhaps he's an especially
> crafty and duplicitous NSA sleeper agent.
> 

Reputations are irrelevant to how we evaluate this, though
I guess can be affected by the drafts one co-authors.

The relevant draft is proposing a wiretapping API for TLS.

That's inconsistent with RFC2804 no matter who proposes it.

S.