[cabfpub] Proposed new ballot on IP Addresses in SANs

Rob Stradling rob.stradling at comodo.com
Thu Apr 21 14:19:22 UTC 2016

Why do we need to allow IP addresses in certs anyway?

Are there actually any valid use cases where servers can't be addressed 
by domain names?

On 21/04/16 15:04, Jeremy Rowley wrote:
> We have and it's not practical. I'm encouraging the customers with the
> issue to post to the forum to explain why.
> Richard Barnes <rbarnes at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Jody, Rick: Have you guys evaluated Ryan's proposed solution?  It seems
> a bit rash to be changing the BRs if there are compliant options that work.
> On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Jody Cloutier <jodycl at microsoft.com
> <mailto:jodycl at microsoft.com>> wrote:
>     As a Forum member, Google is certainly within its purview to vote
>     no, then. Let's put it to a vote and see where it comes down.
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* Ryan Sleevi <sleevi at google.com <mailto:sleevi at google.com>>
>     *Sent:* Thursday, April 21, 2016 6:24:55 AM
>     *To:* Jody Cloutier
>     *Cc:* Richard Barnes; Rick Andrews; public at cabforum.org
>     <mailto:public at cabforum.org>
>     *Subject:* Re: [cabfpub] Proposed new ballot on IP Addresses in SANs
>     On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 6:24 AM, Jody Cloutier <jodycl at microsoft.com
>     <mailto:jodycl at microsoft.com>> wrote:
>         Simple - because we have customers who now need the
>         functionality, and without this change we cannot give it to them.
>     That's not correct - I gave a solution 8 months ago, fully compliant
>     with the BRs, that would have allowed that behaviour to be given to
>     them.
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