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

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


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."
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