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More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by glanz on Fri 13 Apr 2007 at 18:18
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"The U.S. government is pressing ahead with plans to implement a new security regime for the basic architecture of the World Wide Web, despite unease in some corners of the international Internet management community.

"This is the U.S. government stepping forward and showing leadership," Douglas Maughan, an official with the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, told United Press International."
MORE @ >=---> http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Owning_The_Keys_To_The_Internet_999.html

You got that folks? The most fascist government organization in the world will now control your last freedom. Aren't the wonderful Americans just too kind to look after us like that. Now let's all kneel down and pray to Bush's God:
"Our Money who art in war
Hallowed be thy profit.
The will of right wing pigs be done
in American pockets as it is in heaven."

 

Comments on this Entry

Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by Anonymous (84.45.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Apr 2007 at 01:27
I expect the rollout of DNSsec will be as smooth and quick as the IPv6 deployment worldwide.

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Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by glanz (70.55.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Apr 2007 at 02:01
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Remember these are all Bush appointees, which means Bush is smarter than them. Expect some down time.

It should go as smoothly as the "war against the evil ones"....

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Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by Anonymous (59.176.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Apr 2007 at 05:04
The WAT?

Oh, yeah, War Against Tourism. Gosh, you wouldn't believe the length of queues and the multiple indignities you have to face to fly these days if you are guilty of being brown.

PJ

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Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Apr 2007 at 13:57
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I was hoping for more mature commentary on technical issues here.

DNS can be spoofed, it is also vulnerable to man in the middle attacks.

DNSSec deals with these problems.

The US government already controls the root zone on the Internet, all this proposal would do would ensure that the data you get back, is the data that was published, and not something injected by an untrustworthy third party.

The freedom you lose is the freedom to impersonate others as easily, which is already illegal in most countries anyway.

I too expect it will be as successful as IPv6 but this is a technical security measure, not some draconian invasion of some imagined freedom.

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Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by glanz (216.209.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Apr 2007 at 17:33
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I do not trust the fascist US government to control anything, including the root zone. Is that "mature" enough for you?

And as far as your "untrustworthy third party" goes, the most untrustworthy party mentioned here is the US Government and it's department of FATHERland Security, second only to the surveillance society in which you live.

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Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by dkg (216.254.xx.xx) on Sat 14 Apr 2007 at 18:37
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glanz said:
I do not trust the fascist US government to control anything, including the root zone.
I have similar reservations, but i'm not sure what to do about it. How do you act on this distrust? Do you use alternate root servers? Do you have some other means of mapping names to the various information stored by DNS (IP addresses (A RRs), preferred mail exchangers (MX RRs), service providers (SRV RRs), etc)?

Do you run any DNS servers yourself, whether for a LAN or publicly on the 'net? If so, how do you cope with the inherent spoofability of the nameservice you offer? Have you investigated how DNSSEC might minimize those risks?

DNSSEC also had technical shortcomings with regard to replay attacks, wildcarding, zone enumeration, and NXDOMAIN responses, if my admittedly poor memory serves. Of course, regular DNS is subject to similar (and much worse) security concerns. Are there alternative architectures that you think are worth investigating?

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Re: More good news from the world's Prison Guard
Posted by Anonymous (24.56.xx.xx) on Tue 24 Apr 2007 at 04:57
Good bye Glanz, I will miss you always

quote: Comme vous êtes l'un des bons amis de Ralph, je vous annonce qu'il est mort subitement samedi le 21 avril vers 10 a.m. d'un arret cardiaque.

quote: As you are one of the good friends of Ralph, I announce to you that he died suddenly Saturday on April 21 towards 10 a.m. of a heart failure.

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