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Opportunistic Security for HTTP/2 (RFC8164)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249972D
Original Publication Date: 2017-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Nov-05
Document File: 20 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Nottingham: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes a use of HTTP Alternative Services [RFC7838] to decouple the URI scheme from the use and configuration of underlying encryption. It allows an "http" URI [RFC7230] to be accessed using HTTP/2 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) [RFC5246] with Opportunistic Security [RFC7435].

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     M. Nottingham Request for Comments: 8164 Category: Experimental                                        M. Thomson ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Mozilla                                                                 May 2017

                    Opportunistic Security for HTTP/2

Abstract

   This document describes how "http" URIs can be accessed using    Transport Layer Security (TLS) and HTTP/2 to mitigate pervasive    monitoring attacks.  This mechanism not a replacement for "https"    URIs; it is vulnerable to active attacks.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for examination, experimental implementation, and    evaluation.

   This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet    community.  This document is a product of the Internet Engineering    Task Force (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF    community.  It has received public review and has been approved for    publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not    all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of    Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8164.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2017 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

Nottingham & Thomson          Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 8164              Opportunistic HTTP/2 Security             May 2017

 Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2

      1.1. Goals and Non-goals ........................................3

      1.2. Notational Conventions .....................................3

   2. Using HTTP URIs over TLS ........................................3

      2.1. Alternative Server Opt-In ...............................