[langsec-discuss] Harmful Consequences of Postel's Maxim

Derick Winkworth ccie15672 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 18:32:26 UTC 2015


https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-thomson-postel-was-wrong-00

Note section 6.

This seems to be right up LangSec's alley.

Postel's Maxim:

"In general, an implementation should be conservative in its sending
behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior."

The authors of the draft propose replacing this maxim with:

"Protocol designs and implementations should be maximally strict."
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://mail.langsec.org/pipermail/langsec-discuss/attachments/20150706/96cc5caa/attachment.html>


More information about the langsec-discuss mailing list