Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

BLU Discuss list archive

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

[Discuss] Why the dislike of X.509?

On 8/26/2014 10:37 AM, markw at wrote:
> *any* shared or distributed authority has the same issue.

Shared is not distributed. Shared means more than one entity has
authority. Each entity is a point of compromise for the entire system.

Distributed means no single entity has authority; a quorum or a
unanimous consensus is required. Compromise of one entity does not
compromise the entire system.

Rich P.

BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
BLU is a member of BostonUserGroups
We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

Valid HTML 4.01! Valid CSS!

Boston Linux & Unix /