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Private Discovery with TLS-ESNI

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Authors Christian Huitema , Daniel Kaiser
Last updated 2019-09-12 (Latest revision 2019-03-11)
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DNS-SD (DNS Service Discovery) normally discloses information about both the devices offering services and the devices requesting services. This information includes host names, network parameters, and possibly a further description of the corresponding service instance. Especially when mobile devices engage in DNS Service Discovery over Multicast DNS at a public hotspot, a serious privacy problem arises. We propose to solve this problem by developing a private discovery profile for UDP based transports using TLS, such as DTLS and QUIC. The profile is based on using the Encrypted SNI extension. We also define a standalone private discovery service, that can be combined with arbitrary applications in the same way as DNS-SD.


Christian Huitema
Daniel Kaiser

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