towards https everywhere and strict transport security (was: Has there been a change in US banking regulations recently?)

Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn at
Thu Aug 26 12:17:37 EDT 2010

On 08/26/2010 06:38 AM, dan at wrote:
> While I am *not* arguing that point, per se, if having a
> better solution would require, or would have required, no
> more investment than the accumulated profits in the sale
> of SSL domain name certs, we could have solved this by now.

the profit from sale of SSL domain name certs had profit motivation pretty much
unrelated to the overall costs to the infrastructure ... and so there was
an extremely strong champion.

simply enhancing DNS and doing real-time trusted public key distribution
thru a trusted domain name infrastructure ... was all cost with no champion
with strong profit motivation.

virtualization experience starting Jan1968, online at home since Mar1970

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