Issue No.02 - March/April (2012 vol.10)
Len Sassaman , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Meredith L. Patterson , Red Lambda
Sergey Bratus , Dartmouth College
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2012.31
Jon Postel's Robustness Principle played a fundamental role in how Internet protocols were designed and implemented. Its influence went far beyond direct application by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) designers, as generations of programmers learned from examples of the protocols and server implementations it had shaped. However, the authors argue that its misinterpretations were also responsible for the proliferation of Internet insecurity.
Postel's principle, robustness, Halting Problem computational power
Len Sassaman, Meredith L. Patterson, Sergey Bratus, "A Patch for Postel's Robustness Principle", IEEE Security & Privacy, vol.10, no. 2, pp. 87-91, March/April 2012, doi:10.1109/MSP.2012.31