[ARIN-consult] Consultation on ACSP 2018.3

Kevin Blumberg kevinb at thewire.ca
Mon Apr 2 12:55:17 EDT 2018


The blueprint that Frank laid out is very sensible and doesn’t impact programmatic access.

This should be an ongoing process of improvement. Once implemented you should have a much better sense of how often requests are coming in that are not https.


Kevin Blumberg

From: ARIN-consult <arin-consult-bounces at arin.net> On Behalf Of John Curran
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Subject: Re: [ARIN-consult] Consultation on ACSP 2018.3
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On 2 Apr 2018, at 9:00 AM, frnkblk at iname.com<mailto:frnkblk at iname.com> wrote:

There’s been some great discussion on this topic.  I’d like to suggest the following approach:

  *   No auto-redirection at this time
  *   But stop redirecting https://whois.arin.net<https://whois.arin.net/> to http://whois.arin.net/ui/, rather redirect them to https://whois.arin.net/ui. If they chose to go to the secure site, being redirected to the insecure site does not seem like a good idea.
  *   Make sure that all links from ARIN’s other sites to whois.arin.net<http://whois.arin.net/> are referring to the HTTPS one (that may already be the case, but I don’t know)
  *   Enable HSTS for whois.arin.net<http://whois.arin.net/> – if a web browser hits it intentionally then just keep doing it automatically.
  *   Provide some subtle feedback (perhaps an extra line/bar at the top of the page) to those web browsing the HTTP version of whois.arin.net<http://whois.arin.net/> to alert them that they are searching in the clear and provide a link to the secure version.
  *   Develop a long-term goal to migrate programmatic access to HTTPS

Frank -

   Excellent strawman proposal for moving forward - thank you for taking the time to express it with clarity!

All -

   Any specific objections or concerns with ARIN proceeding as proposed above?


John Curran
President and CEO

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