Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#13 closed defect (fixed)

Deal with server farm skew

Reported by: benl@… Owned by: benl@…
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: rfc6962-bis Version:
Severity: - Keywords:
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Description

If a log is distributed over multiple servers, there will be times when they are out of sync. This could cause get-sth followed by any of get-sth-consistency, get-proof-by-hash or get-entries to fail.

These calls should, therefore, return the STH the particular server is at (since trying to recover by calling get-sth again could end up talking to a different server again).

We should also describe how clients should deal with this situation - e.g. hold on to all the STHs seen but not consistency-proved and attempt to prove them periodically.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by benl@…

  • Owner changed from draft-ietf-trans-rfc6962-bis@… to benl@…
  • Status changed from new to assigned

This needs to be done along with rejigging API.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by benl@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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