Updated recommendations regarding TOFU & TLS
petite.abeille at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 23:25:52 GMT 2021
> On Mar 5, 2021, at 00:13, Phil Leblanc <philanc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 11:05 PM Petite Abeille <petite.abeille at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> so, "Petite Abeille" sounds more positive to me :-)
>> An apiculturists commune this is not.
> Right. What an amazing thread...
You are not saying :P
> Anyway, thanks to Drew DeVault for his TOFU/TLS recommendations. I am
> not sure any of the 36+ following replies related to it - but I may
> have missed some :-)
Not really, no. Mostly pests control. Go figure.
That said, I still don't get the TOFU usage model in the context of Gemini... not that I necessarily need to understand it to have a good night sleep, but still... out of curiosity...
In ssh, I know the host, therefore I trust the key. Plus, this happens only every blue moon. No brainer.
Not so in the wild-wild Gemini space.
Infinite number of esoteric, fly-by-night operators.
All harmless for sure, but still.
What's the trust model, if any?
Or is it more like Trust-And-Pray (TAP)?
In which case, why bother? Just ignore all certificates and be merry.
This is what a Little Bee impersonator had to say on GitLab:
Trust on first use (TOFU) is akin to unprotected intercourse: you must trust your partner to keep Gonorrhea at bay.
No trust, no use.
It was not well received, needless to say.
That much is clear.
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