Re: [TLS] Publication of draft-rhrd-tls-tls13-visibility-00

Stephen Farrell <> Mon, 02 October 2017 21:23 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Publication of draft-rhrd-tls-tls13-visibility-00
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IMO the WG shouldn't touch this terrible proposal with a

And it remains outside the WG's charter I think. (It would be
a good idea if the chairs would clarify that a re-charter would
be needed were the WG to go bonkers and adopt a terrible idea
like this.)

I guess I'll need to update [1] too. I'll get back when I've
had a chance to do that but will happily accept PRs as before
and will keep an eye on the list.

For starters, though, I'd be interested answers from the authors
to two quick questions, though I suspect I can guess 'em:

1. TLS1.3 has had significant formal analysis. Did the authors
or other proponents here do any such work and if so can you send
a pointer to your results? If not, then I believe the onus is on
the folks who want to break TLS to do that work themselves if they
want to make a serious proposal and it is not ok IMO to try put
that work onto the community who have been working hard for years
to make TLS stronger.

2. Which of the hundreds of applications making use of TLS did
you analyse before proposing this? If only a handful, then same
comment wrt where the onus ought lie.



On 02/10/17 21:31, Ralph Droms wrote:
> We are about to publish draft-rhrd-tls-tls13-visibility-00.  The TLS extension defined in this I-D takes into account what we heard from the discussion regarding TLS visibility and draft-green-tls-static-dh-in-tls13-00 in Prague. Specifically, it provides an opt-in capability for both the TLS client and server and makes it clear on the wire that visibility will be enabled for the session.  The new mechanism does not depend on static handshake or session keys.  
> - Ralph and Russ
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