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Re: global names are a security flaw
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At 07:18 AM 12/5/97 -0200, Ed Gerck wrote:
>3. "the kind of problem Carl described" could just as well be exemplified
> with local names. It is due to a poor protocol, not to a poor naming
> scheme. It has nothing to do with a "flaw" of global names.
That flawed protocol was derived without straining (using known human
behavior) from the existence of common names inside a DN in an old style
PKI. Sure you could contrive a flawed protocol with local names, if names
in the local name space were to take the form of DNs and there were to be
too many names in it, for example.
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