Re: [TLS] '15 TLS Fall Interim Minutes

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Wed, 23 September 2015 01:19 UTC

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"Versions of TLS prior to 1.3 had limited support for padding. This padding
scheme was selected because it allows padding of any encrypted TLS record
by an arbitrary size (from zero up to TLS record size limits) without
introducing new content types. The design also enforces all-zero padding
octets, which allows for quick detection of padding errors.
"


On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Dave Garrett <davemgarrett@gmail.com>
wrote:

> On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 07:27:35 pm Sean Turner wrote:
> > I’ve gone ahead and posted the minutes/list of decisions to:
> >
> >
> https://www.ietf.org/proceedings/interim/2015/09/21/tls/minutes/minutes-interim-2015-tls-3
>
> That has this:
>
> > For padding, we reached a very rough consensus to start with the content
> type followed by all zeros (insert reasons why) over the explicit length
> option (insert reasons why).  DKG to propose a PR that we'll then fight out
> on the list.  See PR #253.
>
> The "reasons why" that were discussed were not inserted. ;)
>
>
> Dave
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