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At 1:47 PM -0500 8/8/08, Nicolas Williams wrote:
>On Fri, Aug 08, 2008 at 02:08:37PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> The kerberos style of having credentials expire very quickly is one
>> (somewhat less imperfect) way to deal with such things, but it is far
>> from perfect and it could not be done for the ad-hoc certificate
>> system https: depends on -- the infrastructure for refreshing all the
>> world's certs every eight hours doesn't exist, and if it did imagine
>> the chaos if it failed for a major CA one fine morning.
>The PKIX moral equivalent of Kerberos V tickets would be OCSP Responses.
>I understand most current browsers support OCSP.
...and only a tiny number of CAs do so.
--Paul Hoffman, Director