[foaf-protocols] dtls + DNSsec + FOAF+SSL + google + Dane

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Sun Dec 12 22:33:27 CET 2010

On 12/12/10 4:27 PM, Dan Brickley wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Kingsley Idehen
> <kidehen at openlinksw.com>  wrote:
>> On 12/12/10 11:44 AM, peter williams wrote:
>> Im not sure why you think a webid with IP address is a world “without DNS”.
>> Each IP address is just a reverse-DNS name.
>> Because it is.
>> I can have<http://kingsley.idehen.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this>  or IP
>> Address + "#this" with similar effect re. access to my structured profile en
>> route to locating a public key post successful TLS/SSL handshake. DNS is
>> just an option. No rule exists for the shape and form of my WebID bar
>> resolution to a structured profile that's associated with public key.
> I understood Peter to be saying something along lines of  "you can
> take dns names out of Web addresses, but that doesn't take the dns out
> of the Web addressing ecosystem that the name lives in".

> More specifically, I get ec2-75-101-141-105.compute-1.amazonaws.com.
> by plugging into the nslookup utility, presumably
> allowing me to exploit other metadata attached to that name. Although
> you can write RDF statements using dns-less URIs, they're still quite
> intimately linked to that system in other ways.
> But yup, I take your point.

Yes, in a nutshell.

> cheers,
> Dan
>> Links:
>> 1.
>> 2. http://kingsley.idehen.net/dataspace/person/kidehen#this .



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