[cryptography] DKIM: Who cares?

Ben Laurie ben at links.org
Thu Oct 25 12:44:55 EDT 2012


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:18 AM, Jon Callas <jon at callas.org> wrote:
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> As someone who is one of the DKIM authors, I can but roll my eyes and shrug.

As someone who sees the effects of actually using DKIM, I can but roll
my eyes and shrug. In short, it turns out to be a pretty bad idea to
hard fail on DKIM because it totally doesn't work with mailing lists.
Which makes it pretty useless, key size cockups or no.

Why did the authors of DKIM not deal with this problem?



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