Strength in Complexity?

Tim Hudson tim.hudson at
Mon Aug 4 15:20:48 EDT 2008

Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Arshad Noor <arshad.noor at> writes:
>> - after all people didn't really need DBMS's 30 years
>> ago because they could do all the data-management operations
>> inside each application quite well, thank you!
> I think that comparing the advance SQL made with SKMS seems a bit
> unreasonable.

I think that Arshad's point here is an argument that externalising key
management handling from normal application logic is a valid one but that it is
also equally applicable to existing Kerberos environments.

I don't think a point beyond "externalisation is good" was trying to be made here.


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