[cryptography] DKIM: Who cares?

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Thu Oct 25 13:23:06 EDT 2012


On Oct 25, 2012, at 9:44 AM, Ben Laurie <ben at links.org> wrote:

> 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.
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> 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?

Instead of wasting bandwidth on a cryptography mailing list, might I suggest that you look at the DKIM WG mailing list? Saying that the the authors of DKIM not deal with this problem is absurd.

--Paul Hoffman




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