[dns-operations] How to transfer DS records to parent zone?

Michele Neylon :: Blacknight michele at blacknight.ie
Sat Jul 14 20:35:04 UTC 2012


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Mr. Michele Neylon

Via iPhone so excuse typos and brevity

On 14 Jul 2012, at 19:28, "Vernon Schryver" <vjs at rhyolite.com> wrote:

>>                                they handled the DS submission via email 
> There seem to be more than one registrar that claims to handle DNSSEC
> via mail.  Never mind security questions such as whether or how (e.g.
> PGP vs. S/MIME) that mail is signed or there are other protections
> against bad guy games.  RFC 4641 suggests "planning for a key effectivity
> on the order of a few months" for key signing keys.  Negotiating with
> a registrar's support mailbox every few months or even once every year
> or two strikes me as at best impractical in a professional operational
> (as opposed to vanity domain or test) setting.  And what happens in an
> emergency key rollover after you suspect that the computer with the
> secret keys has been compromised or a less than amicable trusted
> employee departure?  As far as I'm concerned, the years old registar
> answer to the "DNSSEC?" question of "send mail to support" is a
> disingenuous effort to pass checklists.
> I don't understand why registrars are dragging their feet.  To my
> naive ears, transfer locking, "privacy guard", HTTP and mail
> forwarding, and other de facto standard registrar services sound
> harder than accepting and signing keys.  But then I also don't
> understand why it took them so long to start handling IPv6 glue.
> Vernon Schryver    vjs at rhyolite.com
> P.S. Of course, given men in the middle and so forth, the HTTPS web
> pages used by registrars to change NS and glue records are not very
> secure...except compared to unauthenticated, trivially forged mail.
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