[Ach] justifing config. settings in the paper
L. Aaron Kaplan
kaplan at cert.at
Fri Nov 15 09:57:17 CET 2013
On Nov 15, 2013, at 4:40 AM, Aaron Zauner <azet at azet.org> wrote:
> I just sent the paper to a collegue of mine who made a good remark: Whats completely missing is a justification for the settings we dropped in the paper - i.e. i’d suggest to add a short paragraph after every verbatim config text that reads “Justification: […]” explaining why we chose those settings in addition we should add a second paragraph “Note on compability: […]” explaining for example which parts of the configuration won’t work with older versions of daemons (think apache, ssh, nginx,..) and which parts break certain clients. This is paramount since administrators will not deploy settings if they find out they do not work in practice - which would make the paper quite useless.
> Whats your opinion?
See also the TODO.txt file:
"* document (cite) EVERYTHING! Why we chose certain values. References, references, references. Otherwise it does not count!
That's something we need to fix before the first release.
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