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Re: Moving forward on improving HTTP's security

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:26:56 +0100
Message-ID: <52838C30.7080502@gmx.de>
To: Tao Effect <contact@taoeffect.com>, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2013-11-13 15:20, Tao Effect wrote:
> Hi list!
>
> I only just heard about this discussion now, and so I signed up on the list.
>
> I strongly urge the HTTP working group and the IETF (if that's a different entity) to not rush this and allow more time for feedback from the internet community.
>
> The IETF is not the internet, and I assure you that there are a lot of people out there working on various solutions independently. They have valuable ideas to share, and feedback to offer. I think it's worth giving them a chance to speak before declaring something "HTTP 2.0".
>
> What I have read so far of the suggestions here leads me to think the ideas are still very immature.
>
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but is "HTTP/2.0" still using today's PKI/CA system?
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> If so, it is not worthy of the "2.0" designation, as any system that preserves this broken system does not provide any meaningful security guarantees.
> ...

Both 1.1 and 2.0 use the PKI/CA system only by indirection (through TLS).

I agree that there are problems with this system, but addressing those 
needs to happen in a different working group.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:27:29 UTC

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