Keith Moore wrote:
Problem is, the IETF isn't really big enough to have a good idea
about whether some technologies are still used.
Another example: TLS "Transport Layer Security".
If you look at the approx. current usage of the existing protocol
SSLv3 (1996): 5%
TLSv1.0 (1999): 90%
TLSv1.1 (2006): 5%
TLSv1.2 (2008): 0%
If we would base the decision to move a protocol revision to historic
on the usage 2 years after publication, then for TLS, we clearly
should have moved TLSv1.2 (rfc5246) to historic this year because
of its complete failure in the marketplace.
Instead, a document describing SSLv3 was (finally) published as
historic informational RFC this year.
I hope we can get the critical mass (and get over blocking issues of pride)
to fix the problems that stick like buckets of concrete on the feet of TLSv1.2
one of these days...
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