Re: (short version) Re: Last Call: <draft-faltstrom-uri-10.txt> (The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) DNS Resource Record) to Proposed Standard

Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> Fri, 27 February 2015 14:46 UTC

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On 2/27/15 3:40 PM, Sam Hartman wrote:
>>>>>> "Eliot" == Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> writes:
>
>     Eliot> DNSSEC: it's not just for breakfast anymore.
>
> I've mentioned this before, but DNSSec is not really a complete answer
> here.
> DNSSec is only an appropriate answer when the set of DNS trust anchors
> are appropriate to the information being protected.
>
> Today, I expect for many applications that the information entered by
> the user will be validated against an application-specific set of trust
> anchors.  If DNS is trusted to make decisions about what my target
> security principal can be, then the DNS trust anchors become part of
> that trusted set.  For a number of enterprise applications that's really
> bad from a security standpoint.

You imply that somehow DNS has a separate decision process from the
application.  Why is that?

Eliot