Yahoo releases internet standard draft for using DNS as public key server

Ed Gerck egerck at
Fri May 28 12:53:58 EDT 2004

> On Thu, May 20, 2004 at 10:07:43AM -0400, R. A. Hettinga wrote:
>>yahoo draft internet standard for using DNS as a public key server

The main problem with this approach is revealed in a mind slip by Yahoo
themselves at :

  For consumers, such as Yahoo! Mail users or a grandmother accessing email
  through a small mid-western ISP, industry support for sender authentication
  technologies will mean that they can start trusting email again

It's "industry support". We know what it means: multiple, conflicting
approaches, slow, fragmented adoption --> will not work. It would be better
if the solution does NOT need industry support at all, only user support. It
should use what is already available.

Cheers--/Ed Gerck

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