US government mandates? use of DNSSEC by federal agencies

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Tue Aug 26 18:03:31 CDT 2008


> Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 16:53:24 -0400
> From: "Bill Bogstad" <bogstad at pobox.com>
> 
> Not sure what this will actually mean in the long run, but it's at
> least worth noting.
> 
> http://www.gcn.com/online/vol1_no1/46987-1.html
> http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/memoranda/fy2008/m08-23.pdf

It will mean something in the medium term as '.gov' and '.org' will be
signed very soon and OMB might be able to even get the root
signed. (Since OMB can pull funding, no one argues with them much.)
All of this will increase pressure on Verisign to deal with '.com' and
'.net'.

Note that this only has an impact on '.gov' and the zones immediately
below it, but I suspect most sub-domains of *.gov will be signed as a
result of this, even if it is not required.
-- 
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634
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