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by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: Merge/deprecate one of: id or p namespaces?
Replies: 9
Views: 1352

Merge/deprecate one of: id or p namespaces?

These two namespaces seem to be fulfilling the same role, so can we either merge them or deprecate one of them? My vote is for 'id' to stay, and for 'p' to be merged into it (or deprecated).

Please feel free to enlighten me and point out where I'm misunderstanding their purposes (if I am).
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [SPEC] Domain name specification
Replies: 34
Views: 17186

Re: [SPEC] Domain name specification

Let me rephrase that: A DNS server which supports Namecoin and DANE basically allows software which was designed for DNSSEC to interoperate with Namecoin. My understanding is that there's a branch of nmcontrol which supports DANE, I haven't tried it out though. OK thanks, that clears some of it up,...
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: New size of the value field
Replies: 42
Views: 5796

Re: New size of the value field

Basically, if you possess the entire blockchain, no one can tell which names you're looking up. With a lite client, the nodes from whom you request data will know which names you're looking up. It would be possible to ask for more data than you really need, e.g. downloading all current names in an ...
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [SPEC] Domain name specification
Replies: 34
Views: 17186

Re: [SPEC] Domain name specification

DANE basically allows software which was designed for DNSSEC to interoperate with Namecoin. That's not clear to me. DANE has nothing to do with Namecoin, it was not designed with Namecoin in mind, so saying that it "allows software [..] to interoperate with Namecoin" sounds misleading to me. I'm st...
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: New size of the value field
Replies: 42
Views: 5796

Re: New size of the value field

It will be possible to build lite-clients with strong security. So not every user has to download the blockchain. However, this will impact privacy, so I would agree that users should be able to download the entire blockchain if possible, or at least download an entire namespace. Can you elaborate ...
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [SPEC] Domain name specification
Replies: 34
Views: 17186

Re: [SPEC] Domain name specification

Are you aware of DANE ( http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6698 )? Basically, the idea is that domain owners can publish their server certificates as DNS RRs. So, if you have authenticated DNS as in DNSSEC (or Namecoin), you don't need certificate authorities anymore. I had heard of DANE, but I only hea...
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:50 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [SPEC] Domain name specification
Replies: 34
Views: 17186

Re: [SPEC] Domain name specification

biolizard89 wrote:Are you aware of Convergence for Namecoin? It implements the .bit TLS specification and doesn't use CA's.
Nope, wasn't aware. Thanks much for mentioning. I'll be studying it in depth now. You can probably expect to get feedback in the next few days. ^_^

Great job btw (I hope)!
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [SPEC] Domain name specification
Replies: 34
Views: 17186

Re: [SPEC] Domain name specification

FYI, a system using Namecoin that eliminates x509 Certificate Authorities is coming.
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: [SPEC] Domain name specification
Replies: 34
Views: 17186

Re: [SPEC] Domain name specification

SSL certificate verification Another aspect is support for SSL-enabled sites. There isn't much chance that the SSL root certificate issuers are going to be willing to hand out valid certificates for the *.bit TLD. Yet without SSL, your data is not just trivial to sniff, but also to modify in transi...
by sugarpuff
Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Project direction
Topic: New size of the value field
Replies: 42
Views: 5796

Re: New size of the value field

As namecoin seems more a "public index" than a "distributed storage" What about, instead of storing the GPG key in the blockchain, storing a GPG_key_server_name.bit instead, hosting the keys with the same id/ ? 9k is too much I think , 1k is maybe enouth to store any "reference" to a data but not t...