Re: [Trans] Angle brackets in the PRIVATE option (Ticket #1)

Rick Andrews <Rick_Andrews@symantec.com> Tue, 01 April 2014 20:42 UTC

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From: Rick Andrews <Rick_Andrews@symantec.com>
To: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>, Rob Stradling <rob.stradling@comodo.com>, Peter Bowen <pzbowen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:42:20 -0700
Thread-Topic: [Trans] Angle brackets in the PRIVATE option (Ticket #1)
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Subject: Re: [Trans] Angle brackets in the PRIVATE option (Ticket #1)
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I would imagine that domain owners would simply use the Issuer Name and Serial Number combination to match the precert to the actual cert. 

-Rick

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From: Gervase Markham [mailto:gerv@mozilla.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:29 PM
To: Rob Stradling; Peter Bowen; Rick Andrews
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Subject: Re: [Trans] Angle brackets in the PRIVATE option (Ticket #1)

On 01/04/14 21:26, Rob Stradling wrote:
> Hi Gerv.  I don't think this is desirable.
> 
> Only the domain owner needs to know what the unmasked subdomains are, 
> and they can do this by simply looking at the corresponding Certificate.

Does it not help with your combinatorial explosion, because it's then much easier to match up a potential cert with its logged precert?

Or am I mistaken?

Gerv