Re: [TLS] PR#1091: Changes to provide middlebox robustness

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Tue, 07 November 2017 23:57 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 15:57:08 -0800
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To: "Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com>
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Subject: Re: [TLS] PR#1091: Changes to provide middlebox robustness
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On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:41 PM, Salz, Rich <rsalz@akamai.com>; wrote:

> ➢ Given that we're almost there, and that only really browsers are
>     asking for these hacks, and that even some of those were almost ready
>     to ship without these hacks, I don't think that this is entirely
>     unrealistic as an aspiration.
>
> The Internet is more than just a couple of browser executables.
>
> Does nobody think of the servers?
>

I do, but I don't really see how they're relevant for this question. Don't
the servers control the middleboxes they are behind?

-Ekr