Holding Certs in DNS?

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Thu Dec 19 04:21:29 UTC 2002

At 03:20 PM 12/18/02, Joseph S D Yao wrote:

>On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 11:07:15AM +0000, Hamish Marson wrote:
> > Quick question...
> >
> > Has anyone ever given any thought for holding a certificate in DNS?
> > Possible? Impossible? Difficult?
> >
> > Any one got any great objections for a reason why NOT to doit?
> >
> > Hamish.
>Judging from the title of RFC 2538, I believe that someone has.  ;-)
>2538 Storing Certificates in the Domain Name System (DNS). D.
>      Eastlake, O. Gudmundsson. March 1999. (Format: TXT=19857 bytes)
>      (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
><URL: ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/rfc2538.txt>
>Eastlake may still be at IBM, but TIS Labs is now part of NAI, and
>Gudmundsson may have gone elsewhere.

Don Eastlake is now at Motorola in Massachusetts, Olafur is around
and is the a Co-chair of the DNSEXT working group. Both are still
submitting RFC's and drafts.


>To: Hamish Marson <hamish at travellingkiwi.com.nospam>
>;-(  ;-(  ;-(
>Joe Yao                         jsdy at center.osis.gov - Joseph S. D. Yao
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