Published: 31 January 2023
Tags: dns, history, networking, web
Ryan Sleevi discusses the incompatibility between the RFC 2459, 3280, and RFC 5280 (often just referred to as “PKIX”) and the ITU.T X.509.
- ETSI, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, submitted Liaison Statement 1773 to the IETF recently, which raised concerns that there are limits to how many characters certain Subject/Issuer fields can contain within RFC 2459, 3280, and RFC 5280
- The Directory was a competitor to other contemporaneous protocols such as HTTP (1990) and Gopher (1991), but more of a database-style protocol, focused on attributes and objects
- The web's certificate authority system is kind of dated