[Cryptography] Why prefer symmetric crypto over public key crypto?

Derrell Piper ddp at electric-loft.org
Sat Sep 7 17:46:39 EDT 2013

On Sep 6, 2013, at 11:51 PM, Marcus D. Leech <mleech at ripnet.com> wrote:

> The other thing that I find to be a "dirty little secret" in PK systems is revocation.  OCSP makes things, in some ways, "better" than CRLs, but I still
>  find them to be a kind of "swept under the rug" problem when people are waxing enthusiastic about PK systems.

Well, there are other saddles, as it were.  SPKI/SDSI both offer a path forward without needing a trusted CA...
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