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Re: one possible motivation for X.509

At 06:34 AM 7/18/96 -0400, Joe Tardo wrote:
>Not that it really had to, it just did because of some misguided
>requirement for universal accessibility. This precluded starting
>small. Note: it's happening again with DNSSEC, which goes to show
>it doesn't matter how tacky your encoding is.
>At 09:58 PM 7/18/96 -0400, Rich Salz wrote:
>>PEM died because it requied a global X.500 directory and we'll never
>>have that.

I'm not sure what point you're making w.r.t. DNSSEC, but I think it has a
chance where X.500 failed.  The DNS is truly a global, distributed database
and it's alive and will continue probably forever (in some form).

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