Re: [DNSOP] More keys in the DNSKEY RRset at ., and draft-ietf-dnsop-respsize-nn

Doug Barton <dougb@dougbarton.us> Wed, 15 January 2014 00:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] More keys in the DNSKEY RRset at ., and draft-ietf-dnsop-respsize-nn
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On 01/14/2014 12:08 PM, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> Good point.  I think the idea is that this is a feature, because it's
> supposed to be the Mutually-Assured Destruction threat that will
> prevent the USG from unilaterally removing some country from the root
> zone (that seems to be the threat people are worried about.

It historically has been the main threat that several countries are 
worried about, however DNSSEC doesn't do anything to stop it. Other than 
the DS records (if any) the records associated with a given TLD 
(specifically the NS records) in the root are not signed.

Of course as DNSSEC becomes more important removal of the DS records 
will become correspondingly more important, but that's not the threat 
that these people care about.

Doug