[Standards] XTLS revisited

Dirk Meyer dmeyer at tzi.de
Mon Dec 15 19:27:24 UTC 2008


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Justin Karneges wrote:
>> On Monday 15 December 2008 07:46:16 Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Therefore I suggest that we simplify e2e by using
>>> something very close to the original XTLS proposal to set up, use, and
>>> tear down and XTLS tunnel. I've outlined the protocol below.
>> 
>> First, we should use IBB.  Sure, it adds complexity with the block sizes and 
>> message vs iq, but you want this stuff.  The only downside is the extra round 
>> trip on startup.  
>
> And the concern that lots of server admins will block IBB because people
> use it for file transfer, whereas (some) server admins might be less
> likely to block a technology that enables user security.

Since you can use IBB over XTLS, an admin may ban XTLS, too.


Dirk

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