ARIN RPKI TAL deployment issues
stu at spacehopper.org
Thu Sep 27 11:12:33 UTC 2018
On 2018-09-26, Mark Milhollan <mlm at pixelgate.net> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2018, Job Snijders wrote:
>>We really need to bring it back down to "apt install rpki-cache-validator"
> You say this as if no packager has a way to display and perhaps require
> approval of the license nor any way to fetch something remote as part of
> the installation process, e.g., the Microsoft "freely" supplied TTF
> files ...
> # zypper install fetchmsttfonts
> [...packager stuff...]
> (1/1) Installing: fetchmsttfonts-11.4-42.28.noarch .........................................[done]
> Running: fetchmsttfonts-11.4-42.28-fetchmsttfonts.sh.txt (fetchmsttfonts, /var/adm/update-scripts)
> END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR
> MICROSOFT SOFTWARE
> IMPORTANT-READ CAREFULLY: This Microsoft End-User License Agreement ("EULA") is
> a legal agreement between you (either an individual or a single entity) and
> andale32.exe (https://sourceforge.net/projects/corefonts/files/the%20fonts/final/andale32.exe):
> Fetching ... done
> Extracting ... done
> I bet apt, dnf, pacman, pkg_add, yum, etc., do as well -- actually I
> know some of those do.
Some do, some don't.
As far as OpenBSD is concerned, pkg_add will install signed packages
distributed by OpenBSD, they can only do that if free redistribution is
possible. For things like the Microsoft fonts, they can be installed, but
by a different process which is a lot more work.
There's a big difference between this and something like the Microsoft
fonts in your example: the fonts are clearly creative work and copyrightable.
A generated integer in an RFC-specified format? That seems less likely.
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