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openssh, etc and webid

From: peter williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:42:28 -0800
Message-ID: <SNT143-ds1926543A2E2104F0445B2892D00@phx.gbl>
To: "'WebID Incubator Group WG'" <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
When I look around at W3C community culture, folks seems to like irc and
tools that use openssh to tunnel to a server. I must have used 4 tools in
the last days that wrapped putty, simply to leverage its "application-layer"
openssh tunneling capabilities.

 

Do we want to ensure that webid protocol is as viable in the ssh world, as
ssl world?

 

This is really a topic question: should ssl be merely a "binding" of the
protocol (to TLS), alongside a SAML binding (to SAML2), an openssh binding
(..

 

Is there anything *innately SSLish* in the protocol (which has to work with
https libraries, not only browsers, too recall). I keep calling for folks to
leverage SSL's inner nature to advantage; but I don't believe anyone is
listening - preferring that SSL be treated as a pretty generic way of
letting control over private keys deliver certain crypto proofs to the
protocol. If the use of SSL truly is generic "by posture", then perhaps the
whole scheme ought to be working with equivalents to SSL - particularly
those that allow for really easy integration of tunnels - tunnels that the
webid protocol to XYZ application, not only browsers.

 

 
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