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From: Dean Willis <dean.willis <at> softarmor.com>
Subject: Re: GNU Free Call
Newsgroups: gmane.ietf.obscurity
Date: Thursday 24th March 2011 19:09:13 UTC (over 6 years ago)
On Mar 22, 2011, at 2:14 PM, Christian Huitema wrote:
> 
> Thinks to check for, and avoid, include reliance on specific
“bootstrap” servers, or reliance on the DNS. I am also skeptical about
using too much multicast, even on a local network, as multicast by nature
is not very discrete. Thinks to seek, on the other hand, include usage of
different channels for bootstrap, e.g. BlueTooth, NSP, or local Wi-Fi, and
P2P cloud structures that limit connections to approved parties.
>  


Some of the proposals for bootstrapping a P2P require getting a certificate
from a central server first, which supposedly lets one detect faux
participants. This has its own caveats, as the recent Comodo-announced root
certificate incident illustrates

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/article/0,289142,sid14_gci1529110,00.html

--
Dean
 
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