Why are we still using the CA model? (Re: Microsoft deems all DigiNotar certificates untrustworthy, releases updates)

Gregory Edigarov greg at bestnet.kharkov.ua
Mon Sep 12 11:23:17 UTC 2011

On Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:12:08 +0200
Martin Millnert <millnert at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike,
> On Sun, Sep 11, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Mike Jones <mike at mikejones.in> wrote:
> > It will take a while to get updated browsers rolled out to enough
> > users for it do be practical to start using DNS based self-signed
> > certificated instead of CA-Signed certificates, so why don't any
> > browsers have support yet? are any of them working on it?
> Chrome v 14 works with DNS stapled certificates, sort of a hack. (
> http://www.imperialviolet.org/2011/06/16/dnssecchrome.html )
> There are other proposals/ideas out there, completely different to
> DANE / DNSSEC, like http://perspectives-project.org/ /
> http://convergence.io/ .

I.e. instead of a set of trusted CAs there will be one distributed net
of servers, that act as a cert storage?
I do not see how that could help...
Well, I do not even see how can one trust any certificate that is
issued by commercial organization. 

With best regards,
	Gregory Edigarov

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