[ppml] Cryptographic Authentication

Sandy Murphy sandy at tislabs.com
Thu Jun 21 11:40:01 EDT 2007

>However, the Board believes that the use of crypto authentication 
>mechanisms is an operational matter and not an Internet number resource 
>policy matter

I would say that authentication is not just an operational matter but also
a matter of security policy.

Which immediately brings up the question - what is ARIN's security
policy and where is it documented?

>Instead, the Board has directed staff to implement crypto 
>authentication mechanisms (specifically including PGP) on all 
>communications concerning the management of Internet number resources 
>whenever feasible. It further directed the staff to implement the use of 
>PGP as soon as possible.

This is a good thing.


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