Using Secure DNS to Retrieve Keys Used for Authenticating TLS Servers

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TLS requires the use of PKIX certificates for authenticating the server. Some people want to obtain the public key used in this authentication using other methods. This document describes how to securely retrieve a TLS server's public key from the DNS.


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