Re: [TLS] Confirming consensus: TLS1.3->TLS*

"Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com> Fri, 02 December 2016 14:04 UTC

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From: "Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com>
To: Ted Lemon <mellon@fugue.com>
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Subject: Re: [TLS] Confirming consensus: TLS1.3->TLS*
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Nobody knows the difference tween 1.0 1.1 1.2

SSL 4 or SSL 4.0 is a bigger number than 1.x and uses the same term that everyone, including our industry, uses.  If someone sees "TLS 1.2" and thinks "wow, that's so much worse than SSL 4 because the number is so much smaller," then isn't that a good thing, increasing pressure to move forward?

I would much rather spend time explaining "no, really TLS 1.2 is not that bad" than have to spend more decades explaining "no, really, that thing the world things of as SSL is really TLS and 1.3 is really better than what you think you should have."