Re: What ASN.1 got right

Jared Mauch <jared@puck.nether.net> Thu, 04 March 2021 09:35 UTC

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From: Jared Mauch <jared@puck.nether.net>
To: Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com>
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Subject: Re: What ASN.1 got right
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On Mon, Mar 01, 2021 at 05:18:10PM -0800, Michael Thomas wrote:
> The combination of ASN.1 and X.509 has done irreparable harm to identity on
> the internet. X.509 provides exactly one benefit: the ability to verify
> offline that almost nobody cares about anymore. They have needlessly

	As someone who had to build my own fiber/internet access in
a developed country, I believe the community often misses the mark in
assuming everyone is as well connected as they are.

	I encourage you to review this assumption.

	- Jared