Re: [TLS] Robert Wilton's No Objection on draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-11: (with COMMENT)

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Tue, 12 January 2021 21:35 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Robert Wilton's No Objection on draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-11: (with COMMENT)
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Hiya,

On 12/01/2021 18:14, Robert Wilton via Datatracker wrote:
> Robert Wilton has entered the following ballot position for
> draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-11: No Objection
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> Thank you for purging the old versions of TLS.

Thanks for trudging through it! :-)

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> There is one sentence in the abstract that I found surprising (if it is right).
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> The abstract states: "TLSv1.2 has been the
>     recommended version for IETF protocols since 2008, providing
>     sufficient time to transition away from older versions."
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> Should this be "minimum recommended version"?  Otherwise, I don't understand
> why the recommended version of TLS is 1.2 rather than 1.3 (given that the TLS
> 1.2 RFC is marked as obsolete).

I see what you mean.

I guess s/has been/became/ would do it? The point isn't so
much what the current recommended version is/was but more
that it's been a dozen years since it was TLSv1.1.


Cheers,
S.



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