Re: [Trans] [saag] draft-iab-crypto-alg-agility-00

"Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com> Mon, 07 April 2014 14:01 UTC

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From: "Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com>
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Me:
> CT should not be a special case exemption from the agility spec.

Ben:
> I think it should, and here's why: normally you want agility so endpoints can change their crypto in an orderly way, so as to phase out weak algorithms. In CT the endpoint is the enemy: you don't want it to be able to choose algorithms that suit it.

What is the endpoint?  The  log server?  I don't understand the point.

And as I said, why can't you get the same effect with proper use of ALL CAPS words in the RFC?

	/r$

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