Re: PKS, and the DV/MD choice...
Christian Huitema <email@example.com> Mon, 28 April 1997 15:43 UTC
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From: Christian Huitema <email@example.com>
In-Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Noel Chiappa) "PKS, and the DV/MD choice..." (Apr 28, 10:43am)
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Subject: Re: PKS, and the DV/MD choice...
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So, we want secure connectivity information, saying essentially that "net X is connected to AS Y". One option is to modify BGP-6 to carry certificates. But this is overkill -- the connectivity information is static, about as static as address assignment. Why not just place it in the DNS ? The inverse domains can be secured by DNS sec, with delegation traceable all the way up to the IANA. We could easily place an AS record in that hierarchy, e.g. "*.18.in-addr.arpa AS IN 12345". That would allow instant checks by just looking in the DNS, and a path to escalation in paranoia land for the security conscious. -- Christian Huitema