I apologize for posting this blog post so late but I was busy with all kinds of stuff as always.
When I was told that this time we would be doing IETF 105 remotely at home instead of doing it usually in a nice location where there would be peace, calm and maybe a pool who knows just because of a virus known as the flu, well that’s according to Logan. I was a bit disappointed but hey at least I would still get the chance to do some work during IETF 105.
Essentially I was given a couple of options on what tasks I wanted to do and I chose to try implementing TLS 1.3 in mercurial. For those who don’t know what TLS is then essentially its a layer of security on networks that keeps the communication between a client and a server secure. At first I thought that this would be easy but deep down I knew it wasn’t going to be from my experience. I’m not the best this kind of stuff as I’m still learning but I do try to get the job done no matter what it takes.
I’m just gonna summarize what I did during IETF 105 as I want to keep this blog post short. I ended up installing mercurial (obviously) and managed to get TLS 1, 1.1, 1.2 working on a mercurial server except for TLS 1.3. If you want to take a look at the files I modified and the configuration file for the mercurial server then feel free to check out my github repo :
Now after a couple of days working at home, me and my team decided to meetup at a place called the kiosk business center. Me, the team and a couple of other newcomers were there. We had lunch and some snacks and talked about some other stuff.