Re: [DNSOP] Should root-servers.net be signed

Florian Weimer <fweimer@bfk.de> Mon, 08 March 2010 12:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Should root-servers.net be signed
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* Jim Reid:

> So what? If the served zones are signed, it simply doesn't matter if
> the address of a name server is spoofed or hijacked.

This is only true if the whole DNS tree is signed (and if you don't
value query privacy).

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