[ppml] ARIN Certificates

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Thu Apr 21 14:57:59 EDT 2005

At 10:44 -1000 4/20/05, Randy Bush wrote:
>perhaps having to have a different cert from each rir with which
>one deals is not the best solution for the global internet?  is
>the nro considering a single cert authority?

I think that it would be an admirable goal...but

...There's something to be said for the fact that the 5 RIR's are 
separate organizations, loosely joined by having comparable policies 
yet retaining independence.

...It's not clear to me that the NRO is to have that much of a 
functional role.  Perhaps the RIRs can someday accept each other's 
root certificates - that would need some discussion and review.

Edward Lewis                                                +1-571-434-5468

If you knew what I was thinking, you'd understand what I was saying.

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