Re: [TLS] Last Call: draft-hoffman-tls-additional-random-ext (Additional Random

Martin Rex <mrex@sap.com> Wed, 21 April 2010 22:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Last Call: draft-hoffman-tls-additional-random-ext (Additional Random
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The IESG wrote:
> 
> The IESG has received a request from an individual submitter to consider 
> the following document:
> 
> - 'Additional Random Extension to TLS '
>    <draft-hoffman-tls-additional-random-ext-01.txt> as a Proposed Standard


I'm somewhat confused to see a Last Call for this proposal.

We had a discussion on this document on the TLS WG mailing list and
determined that this proposal is completely unable to achieve
the stated goal.  This extension is completely bogus.

The accompanying document draft-hoffman-tls-master-secret-input-01.txt
may have some useful purpose for some unspoken environments, but
draft-hoffman-tls-additional-random-ext-01.txt is definitely NOT among those.

-Martin