Re: [TLS] new error alerts?

Aaron Zauner <azet@azet.org> Thu, 23 July 2015 20:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] new error alerts?
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Dave Garrett wrote:>
> It's wrong, though. If a server rejects a client connection because the server only supports RC4 and the client doesn't, the correct error for the server to return is "insufficient_security". If you invert the meaning, I guess the server has insufficient security, but it's not the same.
> 

Well that was kinda what I was getting at, yea :)

> If we're ok with a complete change, then I'll just go with the "unsupported_X" format as there's already an "unsupported_certificate" and "unsupported_extension".
> 
> I'll stick a commit for this into my ever growing PR #201 in a bit.
> 

Fine with me - didn't want to bikeshed here.

Aaron