Re: [Webpush] Ben Campbell's Yes on draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-08: (with COMMENT)

Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com> Thu, 17 August 2017 01:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Webpush] Ben Campbell's Yes on draft-ietf-webpush-encryption-08: (with COMMENT)
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> On Aug 16, 2017, at 7:44 PM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>; wrote:
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> On 17 August 2017 at 00:41, Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com>; wrote:
>> Is the shared “central agent” the same as  or part of the “same user agent”? Is it a push server? A shared session with the push server (i.e. a shared push client as part of the UA)?
> 
> Think common library, daemon process, or system service.
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>> To broaden the question: Is this “central agent” on the usual architecture picture for webpush, or is it something different?
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> It's an implementation detail on the user agent.

Okay, I get it. Am I correct to infer that the only practical impact is this shared agent can wedge in encryption?