Blockchain and Networking

William Herrin bill at
Mon Jan 8 05:52:55 UTC 2018

On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:26 AM, Glen Kent <glen.kent at> wrote:

> Do folks on this list see blockchain technology making inroads into the
> networking? I can see blockchain being used to secure the SDN environment
> where blockchain will allow encrypted data transfers between nodes (ones
> hosting different applications, the SDN controller, the data plane devices)
> regardless of the network size or its geographical distribution.

Hi Glen,

I'm having trouble envisioning a scenario where blockchain does that any
better than plain old PKI.

Blockchain is great at proving chain of custody, but when do you need to do
that in computer networking?

Bill Herrin

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