Re: [TLS] TLS 1.3 process

Bill Frantz <> Sat, 29 March 2014 22:49 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] TLS 1.3 process
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One place where IMHO, the process is lacking is in having a set 
use cases to test our proposals against. With use cases, we can 
more easily avoid the tendency to Baroque and Rococo interfaces 
by asking how a particular feature supports one of our use 
cases. The proposer can either answer how it supports an 
existing use case, or propose a new use case which does support. 
Than new use case can be either added or rejected by the group.

It seems to me obvious that two use cases we must support for 
TLS are:


   Mail (POP, SMTP, IMAP)

Are there any others?

I don't know much about the real-world uses of DTLS, so others 
will have to propose DTLS use cases.

Cheers - Bill

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