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DN as Role NOT Identity

A friend forwarded this ssl-talk posting to me. Thought it might be vaguely
relevant to the discussion and lighten things up a bit (no offense intended).
In a way, it both makes the case for and against the use of DNs to describe
the role of an entity instead of the individual.

Glad to see the group focus more on its stated purposes:-)

Regards, Phil

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 Hi Everyone,

 Is *https.hotbabe.com a valid Common-name?

 This would then be equal to pretty.https.hotbabe.com, tall.https.hotbabe.com,

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