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Re: [ietf-dkim] Weird i= in client mail

2013-06-20 06:20:26
On 06/20/2013 12:59 PM, Wietse Venema wrote:
Rolf E. Sonneveld:
On 06/20/2013 03:05 AM, John R. Levine wrote:
Now on the other hand, if an administrative domain wanted to go to the 
trouble to authenticate down to the user level, we didn't want to prevent 
that, either. The primary audience for DKIM includes regulated industries, 
after all.
Seems to me that works fine as is.  If a stock broker wants to set up its
mail system to put an i= into DKIM that reliably identifies the person who
sent the mail, they can do that.

But unless I have external knowledge that they do that, and trust them to
do it right, I can't depend on it,
Why do you raise this concern for "i=" and not for "d="? Simply looking
at "d=" we can't differentiate between a Good Guy and a Bad Guy, until
we have built some history/reputation for that particular "d=" domain.
Why wouldn't the same logic hold for "i="?
Because d= specifies the name of the public key.

As there is only one private key associated with that public key, we may 
safely assume that the owner of that private key takes responsibility 
for any use of the "i=" within that "d=" domain.

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