Re: [TLS] Chatter on consensus

"Kemp, David P." <> Thu, 28 January 2010 14:55 UTC

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-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Rex []

The MUST NOTs and the NOT RECOMMENDEDs I'm objecting to are
completely invisible at both, the API level and in the policy
that determines which kind of interoperability should be allowed.


But they must not be invisible to you, as a code author, since you are
objecting to the lack of freedom to do things in different ways that are
visible outside the implementation.

And they are not invisible to someone examining bits on the wire,
because if they wished to color flows, they could distinguish
implementation A from implementations B, C, and D based on whether Hello
messages contained SCSV, RI, both, or neither.  There would be fewer
colors if -03 said SCSV MUST NOT be sent under any circumstances, or if
Michael's UseExtensions option was set.

It's been an interesting discussion, but I'm in most people's kill files
by now so I'll shut up.