[spec] Certificate trust

Côme Chilliet come at chilliet.eu
Mon Mar 1 10:44:06 GMT 2021


Le lundi 1 mars 2021, 10:42:15 CET cas a écrit :
> No need to do manual/extra DNS queries to verify certificates via DANE.
> 
> GnuTLS has DANE validation build in
> <https://www.gnutls.org/manual/html_node/Verifying-a-certificate-using-DANE.html>
> 
> and OpenSSL has that as well
> <https://www.openssl.org/docs/man1.1.0/man3/SSL_dane_enable.html>

This is great news, but on an other subthread Stephane said:
> This is certainly the best solution, technically
> speaking. Unfortunately, adding DANE support to your Gemini client
> typically requires some effort, the existing libraries are typically
> not sufficient. (Full disclosure: I did not even add DANE support to
> my own Gemini client, despites the fact I'm strongly pro-DANE.)

Who is right?

I would feel really comfortable building on a existing bloc like DANE as this way there is a lot more chance to see libraries supporting it than if we use something Gemini-specific.

Côme




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