Re: [Trans] Gossiping in CT

Gervase Markham <> Mon, 29 September 2014 13:04 UTC

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On 27/09/14 14:36, Linus Nordberg wrote:
> This gossiping that people is talking about, what is it? Here's a
> summary of what I think some people mean when they say gossip and what
> problem this thing tries to solve. It's based on a few IETF-related
> documents and not the full picture. I'd be interested to hear what other
> people read into the concept of gossiping in CT

It seems that your summary might have one misapprehension. As I
understand it, gossiping is not something that clients (in the web
browser sense) do. After all, one point of CT is to avoid extra network
requests at connection time. Gossiping is a log-to-log concept, where a
group of logs can determine that a particular log is rogue because of
what they hear about what it's saying, and any inconsistencies in that.