Douglas Otis wrote:
On Jul 5, 2006, at 2:36 PM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
At 12:44 PM -0700 7/5/06, Douglas Otis wrote:
DKIM generally represents a domain wide entity. A trusted third
party (TTP) establishes trust between two parties when both trust the
third party. For DKIM, the TTP would be the signing domain verified
This is completely wrong, and goes against nearly everything that this
WG has been working on. The signing domain is *not* trusted.
Does anyone other than Doug think that it is?
You have misunderstood what was being said.
Clash of terms there. The DNS, as used by DKIM, is a TTP in
crypto-protocol terms according to the well-understood use of that
term . I think I first heard such a definition 20 years ago.
Doug is inventing a new DKIM-specific way to interpret the term TTP, as
an application layer entity (or thereabouts).
I think the WG is much better off sticking with existing definitions
where they're as well understood as this one.
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