Re: [websec] [HSTS] Contradiction between sections 8.1 and 11.3 of RFC 6797?

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Wed, 17 December 2014 20:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: [websec] [HSTS] Contradiction between sections 8.1 and 11.3 of RFC 6797?
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On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:51:08AM -0800,
 David Keeler <dkeeler@mozilla.com>; wrote 
 a message of 47 lines which said:

> Section 11.3 is about when the user agent connects to a host that it
> previously noted as using HSTS.

OK, so a example case with section 11.3 could be a server publishing a
HSTS header while it has a recognized certificate and then later
switching to a self-signed certificate. In that case, access would be
denied. Am I correct?