[TLS] AD review of draft-ietf-tls-sslv3-diediedie-02

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Mon, 16 March 2015 23:20 UTC

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Subject: [TLS] AD review of draft-ietf-tls-sslv3-diediedie-02
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I got the publication request for this a couple of weeks
ago. Sorry for being slow. (#include <usualexcuses.h>)

Good to (start to) see the back of this, thanks.

I've started IETF LC as I only had nits to note. The
announcement should pop out soonish.

Those nits are:

- ID nits sez you should say in the abstract that you're
updating 5246 and that prohibiting-rc4 is now RFC 7465.
It also wants you to add the usual 2119 boilerplate.
I noted those in the LC text so presumably we can fix 'em
later if needed.

- abstract: (philosophical nit:-) is "no longer secure"
correct - I guess it was never secure, it's just we've now
discovered exactly how and why.  The same point arises in
the intero, in that ssl2 is "no longer considered secure" -
I think you mean "sufficiently secure" in both cases.

Those can be fixed during/after IETF LC if need be.