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Re: Message delimiting security issues

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 22:58:28 +0100
Message-ID: <45AE9C04.9090303@gmx.de>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: Travis Snoozy <ai2097@users.sourceforge.net>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Henrik Nordstrom schrieb:
> ...
> Specs does not say recipients MUST reject any malformed message. It
> doesn't even require recipients to detect malformed messages and the
> robustness principle underlining most use of IETF protocols generally
> discourages it. And everything else in software development speaks
> against such rejections unless they happen "as a by product" of the
> development.
> ...

So in this case the robustness principle is causing some of the 
interoperability and security problems?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Julian

(draconian error handling rulez)
Received on Wednesday, 17 January 2007 21:58:45 GMT

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