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Distributing Keys for DNSSEC

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Ben Laurie
Last updated 2006-06-15
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Until DNSSEC is fully deployed, so-called "islands of trust" will exist. This will lead to a large number of keys with no method within DNSSEC to manage the keys. This proposal seeks to address that issue using existing mechanisms to allow cross-signing of root (i.e. roots of islands) keys. This cross-signing of keys creates a non-hierarchical web of trust which permits the efficient gathering and validation of trust anchors.


Ben Laurie

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