Fwd: IAB statement on draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00

FYI. If this gains IETF consensus (and every indication is that it will), it will impact our work, in that if we don't adequately address pervasive monitoring in HTTP/2.0, we'll very likely get knocked back for it.

If you have input, please send it to ietf@ietf.org or perpass@ietf.org.


P.S. The link is: <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00>

Begin forwarded message:

> From: IAB Chair <iab-chair@iab.org>
> Subject: IAB statement on draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00
> Date: 28 November 2013 3:13:02 am AEDT
> To: IETF Announce <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
> Cc: IETF <ietf@ietf.org>
> Reply-To: IETF <ietf@ietf.org>
> At the Vancouver IETF meeting, the IAB held a technical plenary that discussed pervasive monitoring.  The IAB believes that pervasive monitoring represents an attack on the Internet in as much as large amounts of information that is intended to be confidential between sets of individuals is in fact gathered and aggregated by third parties.  Such a broad scale attack can undermine confidence in the infrastructure, no matter the intent of those collecting the information.
> draft-farrell-perpass-attack-00 is intended to establish an IETF community consensus on this matter.  We encourage the community to read and engage in discussion about this draft, and also to take practical measures to limit pervasive monitoring within their environments.
> On behalf of the IAB,
>  Russ Housley
>  IAB Chair

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/

Received on Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:09:19 UTC