Re: [TLS] Fixing TLS

Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz> Thu, 14 January 2016 00:17 UTC

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From: Peter Gutmann <pgut001@cs.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav@redhat.com>, Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com>
Thread-Topic: [TLS] Fixing TLS
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Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:17:09 +0000
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Subject: Re: [TLS] Fixing TLS
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Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav@redhat.com>; writes:

>That is because TLS 1.3 is a rewrite of the protocol, and requires a rewrite
>of the code base. Given that the majority of the issues in TLS
>implementations are in the code bases and not in the protocol, it is very
>risky to switch to such a new version just like that.

+1.  This is exactly what the 1.2LTS approach (at least it has a name now :-)
is trying to address.

Peter.