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

Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> Mon, 16 March 2015 23:54 UTC

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On 16 March 2015 at 16:20, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>; wrote:
> - 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.

Why can't "MUST" be assumed in the same way that "TCP" is, I ask?

A question that is perfectly suited to the upcoming plenary, methinks.
Bike sheds are always best painted in large groups.

(I've fixed the editor's copy, BTW.)

> - 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.

Fine with me.  Updated.