[tahoe-dev] Bringing Tahoe ideas to HTTP

Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn zooko at zooko.com
Wed Sep 16 16:54:07 EDT 2009

On Wednesday,2009-09-16, at 14:44 , Ivan Krstić wrote:

> Yes, and I'd be happy to opine on that as soon as someone told me  
> what those important problems are.

The message that you quoted from Brian Warner, which ended with him  
wondering aloud what new applications could be enabled by such  
features, began with him mentioning a specific use case that he cares  
about and sees how to improve: authentication of Mozilla plugins.   
Brian has an admirable habit of documenting the use cases that  
motivate his engineering decisions.  I think in this case he omitted  
some explanation of why he finds the current solution unsatisfactory,  
perhaps because he assumed the audience already shared his view.  (I  
think he mentioned something in his letter like "the well-known  
failures of the SSL/CA approach to this problem".)


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