W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > ietf-http-wg@w3.org > April to June 2011

Re: I-D draft-petersson-forwarded-for-00.txt

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 19:42:54 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: Andreas Petersson <andreas@sbin.se>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "Thomson, Martin" <Martin.Thomson@commscope.com>, Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <69458.1302291774@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20110408161232.GE13348@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>Except that you will hardly find a product which logs a source port which
>is randomly choosen by either the system or the lower layers for an outgoing
>connection.

... unless the owners happen to know that they are under a legal
obligation to be able to produce logging records for the next two
years detailing such communications.

>> So we should log the port number, always.
>
>I simply disagree here with "always".

Please remember that we are talking about a SHOULD item, and that
the definition allows you to write "FOOBAR" if you want to.

-- 
Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk@FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.
Received on Friday, 8 April 2011 19:43:20 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 27 April 2012 06:51:39 GMT