[At-Large] DNSSEC and end users
carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 12:49:54 UTC 2011
+1. Some simple explanatory text is best, not a blank page.
Carlton A Samuels
Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround
On Wed, Feb 9, 2011 at 3:04 AM, Antony Van Couvering <avc at namesatwork.com>wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> Thanks for asking.
> I think that ultimately the web is for the benefit of the people who use
> it. So is DNSSEC. I am uncomfortable with the idea of not telling people
> what's going on (giving them a message) because they might do the "wrong"
> thing. I think there has to be a very compelling reason to withhold
> information from users, and the "users are stupid" argument is not a good
> one in my opinion.
> I hope that helps,
> On Feb 8, 2011, at 11:20 PM, Patrick Vande Walle wrote:
> > Good morning to all,
> > This is your SSAC liaison speaking. I am
> > requesting your thoughts on what expected impact DNSSEC will have on end
> > users. My goal is to contribute ideas to the the agenda of the DNSSEC
> > sessions at the San Francisco meeting.
> > Currently, with DNSSEC enabled
> > on the DNS resolver you use (typically, the one assigned to you by your
> > ISP), a domain name failing DNSSEC resolution returns a code to your
> > browser saying the domain does not exist. You would get a blank page
> > displayed in your browser saying the domain is unreachable, similar to
> > what you get when you type an invalid domain name in the browser bar.
> > Some suggest that browsers should return a warning instead, similar to
> > the one you get with an invalid SSL certificate. The counter-argument to
> > this is that most users tend to ignore these warnings anyway and just
> > click OK to go ahead. Further, some say that ISP support desks will get
> > lots of calls from customers complaining about "the Internet is not
> > working" if users are annoyed by pop-up messages, for what appears to be
> > legitimate domain names.
> > Obviously, I do not claim that the Internet
> > is just the web. But is is right now the most visible part and the one
> > which requires direct interaction from the user.
> > I am interested in
> > your thoughts about this.
> > Patrick Vande Walle
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