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    Uh, no.
    by Anonymous on Monday April 14 2003, @06:08PM (#11502)
    DNSSEC is not a PKI. It could be used to create a PKI (that is, using the DNS as a transport for raw keys with DNSSEC being used to insure those keys are modified in transit), but a lot of people don't think that would be a good idea (ICANN being involved being just one of the reasons).

    There are reasons to not like DNSSEC (whether they are sufficient to derail deployment is a subjective call, in the end the market will likely decide), but calling DNSSEC a PKI is not one of them.

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    Re: Uh, no.
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday April 15 2003, @02:56PM (#11504)
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    I didn't say that DNSSEC = PKI. It is, or would have to be, more than that. I was using PGP (or similar) as an example of what could be used. This presumes that everyone agree on a standard (which hasn't happened despite, or because of, years of debate on the topic). I don't like or trust ICANN, but Veri$ign, Micro$oft, et al don't leave me with a warm and fuzzy feeling either. Security and ensuring that one is communicating with whom one assumes one is communicating with can be built in at various levels and in various ways. None I've seen to date are bulletproof. -g
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