Re: Origin vs Authority; use of HTTPS (draft-nottingham-site-meta-01)

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 4:31 PM, Mark Nottingham <> wrote:
> Well, the authority is host + port; common sense tells us that it's unlikely
> that the same (host, port) tuple that we speak HTTP on is also going to
> support SMTP or XMPP. I'm not saying that common sense is universal,
> however.

These assumptions are often violated in attack scenarios, especially
by active network attackers who are very capable of hiding the honest server behind a spoofed


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