Re: [apps-discuss] I-D Action: draft-nottingham-http-new-status-02.txt

In today's APPAREA/APPSWG session, Mark briefly talked about this 
draft, and when mentioning the 511 code, said that his intent was not 
to encourage captive portal interception as a technique for network 
access authorization or authentication, but rather to reduce the harm 
that such mechanisms cause.

I agree with all these goals, but in looking at 
draft-nottingham-http-new-status-03.txt, I wonder if it would be 
helpful to add some text in section 6 that mentions some of the ill 
effects of the method, and mentions or points to a few better 
alternative mechanisms for authorizing network access.

Randall Gellens
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Received on Monday, 14 November 2011 14:40:32 UTC