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Re: soBGP deployment

  • From: Edward Lewis
  • Date: Mon May 23 13:58:48 2005

At 10:37 -0700 5/23/05, william(at) wrote:

You do need "trusted third party" to act as PKI root signer. We're lucky
because unlike other places, we do have hierarchy with ip addresses and
ASNs and NIR is the "root" organization.
Don't confuse cryptography with security.

You need one trusted third party to arrange for the cryptography to scale (work). You need a different third party to help authenticate (secure) the routing data.

IMHO, you don't necessarily want these two third parties to be the same.

Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468

If you knew what I was thinking, you'd understand what I was saying.