- Gorry Fairhurst and Colin Perkins, The Impact of Transport Header Encryption on Operation and Evolution of the Internet (.txt|.pdf), Internet Engineering Task Force, September 2017, Work in progress (draft-fairhurst-tsvwg-transport-encrypt-04.txt).
This draft discusses the implications of end-to-end encryption of the transport layer on network operations, management, transport protocol design, and on the evolution of the network. I joined Gorry Fairhurst as a co-author with this version of the draft, which restructures the material to (hopefully) make it easier to follow.
I joined Gorry Fairhurst as co-author with the -04 version of this draft. It describes some implications of applying end-to-end encryption at the transport layer. It identifies some in-network uses of transport layer header information that can be used with a transport header integrity check, reviews the implication of developing encrypted end-to-end transport protocols, and examines the implication of developing and deploying encrypted end-to-end transport protocols. Since transport measurement and analysis of the impact of network characteristics have been important to the design of current transport protocols, it also considers some anticipated implications on transport and application evolution.