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Re: Proxies (includes call for adopting new work item, call for input)

From: Diego R. Lopez <diego@tid.es>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:48:53 +0000
To: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Cc: Martin Nilsson <nilsson@opera.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-id: <6673087F-958B-43CB-932E-31EBA91C4DAB@tid.es>

On 22 Jun 2014, at 21:48 , Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com<mailto:ekr@rtfm.com>> wrote:

However, I think the main *technical* issue here is what, if any, support browsers
ought to have for allowing network operators to install credentials which allow
them to act as a proxy for connections which would otherwise be end-to-end
secured between the client and the server. This may use the same technical
mechanisms once that's done (and in fact it currently mostly does), but from
a policy perspective it's totally different.

I disagree: I see the split UA policy-wise equivalent to the proxy once you install your browser: you put your trust on the browser developers *and* on the the proxy operator: when you install the browser you take a single leap of faith, from that moment on you (implicitly) putting your trust on the proxy operator: whether it is the same or a different organization that develop the browser is immaterial.

Be goode,

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Dr Diego R. Lopez
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