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Re: About User-ID's

2001-08-20 10:43:20

Who said it was necessary.  I was only suggesting it as one approach.
One of the benefits we can get by leveraging DNS is that key service
can be distributed.


Michael Helm <helm(_at_)fionn(_dot_)es(_dot_)net> writes:

Derek Atkins writes:
One solution would be to put PGP Keys (Certificates) into DNS.  Then
you could easily lookup a key based on the userID, but you have to
already KNOW the userID.  Unfortunately this doesn't help you lookup
a key by KeyID.

Why is it necessary to put certs into dns in order to accomplish
this end?

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
       Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
       URL:    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
       warlord(_at_)MIT(_dot_)EDU                        PGP key available

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