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Re: [tor-talk] Letsencrypt and Tor Hidden Services

On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 8:43 PM, Alec Muffett <alecm@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi, I'm Alec, and I am co-author of the Onion RFC draft with Jacob Appelbaum.
> Reports of the bogging-down have been greatly exaggerated, and I wish people would stop repeating them.
> The status of the Onion RFC draft is viewable at:
> https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-dnsop-onion-tld/
> ...and this afternoon I created some amendments to the draft to address IETF and IANA concerns, and have circulated them amongst the team (me, Jake, Mark) to see if I've goofed.
> We will merge them, soon, in good time for the next review.
> In the most recent review IANA in particular were very helpful, offering to rewrite some of their stuff in order to make it abundantly clear to CA/B-Forum that:
> 1) onion will be a special case
> 2) onion should never be delegated
> 3) but nonetheless SSL certificates should be issued for it
> ...which proactively addresses a concern from a few months back re: whether CA/B-Forum would nitpick a "Special Use" designation.
> TL;DR - we are not past the finish line yet, and there is work to be done and challenge, but we're not down nor are we out.
> --
> Alec Muffett
> Security Infrastructure
> Facebook Engineering
> London

Just wanted to  thank you for this work, I hope you succeed!

/ Anders
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