Re: [TLS] Verifying X.509 Certificate Chains out of order

"Steven M. Bellovin" <smb@cs.columbia.edu> Mon, 06 October 2008 15:33 UTC

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Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:33:54 -0400
From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb@cs.columbia.edu>
To: Eric Rescorla <ekr@networkresonance.com>
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Subject: Re: [TLS] Verifying X.509 Certificate Chains out of order
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On Mon, 06 Oct 2008 07:41:52 -0700
Eric Rescorla <ekr@networkresonance.com>; wrote:

> I think there are two separate issues here:
> 
> (1) Whether implementations should be required to send certificates
>     in a specific order.
> (2) Whether implementations should generate an error if they are
>     received in another order.
> 
"Be conservative in what you send; be liberal in what you accept."


		--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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