Re: [DNSOP] my dnse vision

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Thu, 06 March 2014 14:56 UTC

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On Wed, Mar 05, 2014 at 04:38:20PM +0000,
 Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> wrote 
 a message of 13 lines which said:

> > For authentication, we have DNSSEC :-)
> 
> DNSSEC authenticates data not servers. 

See my reply to Duane. Athenticating an autoritative name server or a
forwarder has little value (because they could have cheated and
changed the data).

The only place where server authentication could be useful is between
a stub and the first resolver.