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Re: DNSSEC in Plain English
- From: Edward Lewis
- Date: Thu Jun 15 10:25:06 2006
At 11:11 +0100 6/15/06, Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com wrote:
We should be clear on who the decision makers are. I've spent a long
time trying to trick folks with engineering budgets and policy roles
into doing DNSSEC. As much as they have been sympathetic to the
cause, they can't find the justification they need to make DNSSEC
happen. It's not that they are "ignorant." It's that they answer to
other authorities - not the *gasp* engineers.
"certificates", and so on. This is fine for a
technical audience but it won't help explain the
issue to the decision makers who spend the money.
The people who have investments in the Internet are the decision
makers here. The consumers of the Internet, those who buy its
services and turn them around for a profit, are the decision makers.
They are the ones exposed to risk, they are the ones to best judge if
DNSSEC fills a need.
Unfortunately, I don't speak their language. Shucks, I'm just a
simple country engineer from the old days.
I do not mean to say we should stop technical discussions of DNSSEC
nor stop the education process happening today. I also don't mean to
say that we ought to give up on developing tools that will make
DNSSEC less onerous. I mean to say that the effort to deploy DNSSEC
has to consider (or increase what's done now) reaching out to those
who we think are the consumers or beneficiaries of DNSSEC.
Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468
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