[cryptography] fyi: Sovereign Keys: an EFF proposal for more secure TLS authentication

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 11:57:30 EST 2011


On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 8:38 AM, Adam Back <adam at cypherspace.org> wrote:
> Yes, its the way I would've done it.  Actually coincidentally I already did
> propose doing it exactly that way in around 1999:
>
> http://www.cypherspace.org/p2p/auditable-namespace.html
>
> (That was about censor resistant DNS->ip mapping with public auditability.
> And that might still be something to think about with the current us
> governments habit of seizing domains without legal due process.  Anyway the
> same technique should work for public keys ... map a name to its IP address
> and the hash of its public key, or its public key.
> My view is that these mappings are global and even with legal due process,
> you dont want a local legal authority to be able to override a global view.
> Global views are conflicting.  Even somethings that are forbidden in one
> area as may not be forbidden in another, or may even be mandatory!  Local
> legal conclusions should be advisory for the local area.
Modeling government as a threat s a great idea.

Jeff



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