Public Key Distribution with Secure DNS
James M. Galvin
Recently, many protocols in the Internet are proposing the use of
public key cryptography in support of integrity and authentication
security services. However, each of these protocols lacks a globally
available public key distribution and management system. A secure
version of the Domain Name System (DNS) is being developed which,
conveniently, provides an infrastructure ideally suited for the
distribution and management of public keys. We propose how this
infrastructure of the secure DNS could be exploited by today's users
of the Internet to distribute and manage their personal public keys.
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