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Re: WebID-ISSUE-5 (bblfish): Follow Work in publishing keys in DNSSEC

From: Peter Williams <home_pw@msn.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 08:19:35 -0800
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CC: WebID Incubator Group WG <public-xg-webid@w3.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Perhaps revisit 2 topics: 

the larmouth oid uri I-D (that refs and leverages dns and dnssec) so one has confidence that this identifier is well formed and binds to the rr that it may identify. (Recall that oids have short names aswell as numerical names.)

The alternative notion of an http scheme identifying a dns rr, rather than an oid uri.

What we want is not a logon protocol, but a way for reasoners  to be able to work with the authentication statements tied to the oid/http uri (webid) much as any other uri is worked with in backtracking reasoners. It's just that the webid has implications that non webid Uris don't have, when being "processed" using security ontologies that guide the specific search.





On Feb 15, 2011, at 5:19 AM, Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net> wrote:

> News update. There is a Firefox extension for something very much along these lines,
> as Pieter Lange told me.
> 
> On 15 Feb 2011, at 14:07, Pieter Lange wrote:
> 
>> We recently finished* developing an addon for Firefox 4 beta that does
>> DNSSEC validation and pulls certificate associations from DNS in dane
>> and/or Kaminsky (TXT) format.
>> 
>> See https://os3sec.org/
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Pieter
>> 
>> * Finished -> still development in progress, but it is somewhat useable
>> at this point.
> 
> 
> I wonder what the relationship is between the Kaminsky format is, and what
> Dane is proposing. Anyway something to follow here too.
> 
> Henry
> 
> 
> Social Web Architect
> http://bblfish.net/
> 
> 
> 
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