Re: [therightkey] DNSNMC deprecates Certificate Authorities and fixes HTTPS security

Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> Mon, 16 December 2013 22:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: [therightkey] DNSNMC deprecates Certificate Authorities and fixes HTTPS security
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On 16 December 2013 21:31, Tao Effect <contact@taoeffect.com> wrote:
> Hey Ben,
>
> On Dec 14, 2013, at 2:12 PM, Ben Laurie <benl@google.com> wrote:
>
> Decentralized: there is no central authority controlling all the names
>
>
> If it is based on bitcoin, that is untrue. Or even if not. See
> http://www.links.org/files/decentralised-currencies.pdf.
>
>
> Thank you for the link to this paper.
>
> I needed to find the time to actually read this and get back to you. I've
> now done this.
>
> You've posted this reply to a number of lists that we're both subscribed to,
> so I'm going to send this reply to each one:

Fun though it is to debate the merits of bitcoin, the question at hand
is whether we should form a WG.

If you want to propose a bitcoin based protocol, go right ahead.

My difficulties with bitcoin as a whole are on record. I may have more
to say about a specific I-D.

P.S. I think you're criticising a different paper. For example, this
one doesn't even mention IP addresses.