Re: [dbound] draft-brotman-rdbd

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Mon, 01 April 2019 02:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dbound] draft-brotman-rdbd
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On 01/04/2019 03:38, John R. Levine wrote:
> 
> I suppose that if there were some very high value application that
> depended on rdbd records there might be more of an incentive to use DNS
> attacks to fake them, but it all seems like a lot of extra work for
> utterly speculative benefits.

Questioning the efficacy of rdbd signatures is reasonable but not
at all the same as a claim to not understand 'em.

I agree that the efficacy of these signatures isn't a slam dunk.
The draft says as much. I'd be happy to improve the explanation
in the text wrt that.

But the signatures are optional. So if I'm wrong that they're
useful, then that's ok, you'll be right and they'll not be used.
Equally, if OTOH but unexpectedly, I'm not wrong, then there'll
be a method for signing defined as part of the spec.

What's wrong with that?

Thanks,
S.