[cabfpub] Preballot for IPv6 Support

Eddy Nigg eddy_nigg at startcom.org
Mon Dec 15 21:16:29 UTC 2014

On 12/15/2014 11:02 PM, Ryan Sleevi wrote:
> As discussed on our call last week, I'd like to put together a ballot 
> requiring that CAs support IPv6 for their external (relying party 
> facing) infrastructure.

Funny that you want to start with that part first - most of the time 
that's the part CAs have the least control over it and depend on third 

> As both servers and clients transition to IPv6-only networks, the goal 
> is to ensure that services RPs need are accessible.

Hardly 5 % as of today - and I assume they all (must) support IPv4 in 
any case since the vast majority doesn't support IPv6.

> Before proposing dates/timelines, it'd be helpful to understand where 
> the CA's current infrastructure and plans are, so that we can reach a 
> happy medium.

I believe this is premature by any standard. Of course CAs may and 
probably want to support IPv6 as soon as there is a real demand for it. 
It's also not overly difficult - but the real problem is the third party 
service providers involved including CDNs and ISPs which must provide 
IPv6 support first before the CA can.

But besides that I'm a bit curious why Google would have even the 
slightest interest in revocation checking services and how they are 
accessed considering that its products don't check revocation in first 
place :-)

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