[tor-project] US congress wrote a letter to Google and Amazon on domain fronting

Peter Todd pete at petertodd.org
Sun Jul 22 23:09:16 UTC 2018

On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 11:57:59AM +0100, Alec Muffett wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jul 2018, 00:01 Peter Todd, <pete at petertodd.org> wrote:
> > So to be clear, with encrypted SNI you could get the same benefits of
> > domain
> > fronting by simply renting hosting where one IP is used for multiple
> > different
> > services, in exactly the same way that domain fronting is done today?
> >
> Yes. You could hide amongst the herd with zero magical bullshit being
> required, on the proviso that ESNI becomes approximately normal, first.
> Hence the importance of getting behind it and pushing it as a standard part
> of eventual TLS1.3 migrations, rather than have it arrive AFTER the initial
> major 1.3 migrations and thereby requiring further effort to make it
> normal.
> Otherwise it's like someone bringing out the ketchup after you have already
> finished eating your hot dog.

Thanks! That clears things up for me; hopefully we get ESNI deployed widely.

https://petertodd.org 'peter'[:-1]@petertodd.org
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