Re: Repost of CompuServe Position on Passphrases

Dan Simon wrote:

> Once again, the addition of the shared-key authentication feature to TLS
> does absolutely *nothing* to anyone who doesn't want to use it,
> implement it or support it.  No one I know of is suggesting that it
> would be in any way improper to refuse to support this feature in one's
> software, machine, installation, enterprise or Web site.  It would be
> there for those who (in Phil's opinion are foolish enough to) want to
> use it in concert with others in the same frame of mind.  So what on
> earth is the big deal?

Interoperability for one. If the community fragments into differing
authentication sub-camps, we all lose.

Philip L. Karlton
Principal Curmudgeon
Netscape Communications

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Received on Friday, 26 July 1996 17:44:14 UTC