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Re: Stephen Farrell's No Objection on draft-ietf-httpbis-alt-svc-12: (with COMMENT)

From: Patrick McManus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2016 11:30:05 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOdDvNrpDzWYjEqon3ohuij9SwW+evEDOvsN=_SYQT0HRKf+pQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, The IESG <iesg@ietf.org>, Mike Bishop <michael.bishop@microsoft.com>, HTTP WG <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 8:51 AM, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>

> That said, the probability of having an effective replay cache
> in place is probably quite small for any significantly sized
> site, so this isn't likely a major deal. Could still be worth
> noting though, as I'd say it'd be non-obvious for people deploying.
I think the right place to document this would be alongside the
documentation of the replay cache mitigation.. as far as I understand that,
the issue is that the cache is a physical resource and any kind of load
balancing (l4, DNS A records, or alt-svc) is going to limit its efficacy.
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