[Trans] A counter-argument (Re: DNSSEC also needs CT)

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Sat, 10 May 2014 01:06 UTC

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Subject: [Trans] A counter-argument (Re: DNSSEC also needs CT)
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A counter-argument would be that DNSSEC is like PKI with name
constraints done properly, and with most domains being children of
TLDs, there's really only two entities that can MITM them: the root
and the TLD registrars.

Therefore the risk of dishonest "CAs" is lower for DNSSEC than it is for PKI.

I've seen skepticism about CT along the lines of "who will pay?" and
"it's just another tax".  I don't think that should be dismissed out
of hand.  But I do think that in the long run we should do anything
that we can do and that is economical (very important, that) to make
it easier to at least catch misbehaving CAs/registrars/...  the jury
is still out as to whether CT be economical, right?

Nico
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