IFX Mail Archive: IFX> draft-moore-qualdocs-protocol-00.txt

IFX Mail Archive: IFX> draft-moore-qualdocs-protocol-00.txt

IFX> draft-moore-qualdocs-protocol-00.txt

From: Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM (kugler@us.ibm.com)
Date: Mon Aug 21 2000 - 17:09:47 EDT

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    <!--StartFragment-->7 Security considerations
    QD presents an interesting challenge of balancing security and
    openness. Many of the envisaged uses of QD require confidentiality of
    the data . at the same time the receiver typically has no prior
    knowledge of the sender or the sending user. This last point will
    normally rule out all user-based authentication and access control.
    <!--EndFragment-->

    Comment: I don't think the receiver's lack of knowledge of the sender
    necessarily rules out all user-based authentication. Authentication is
                                                                     
     "the act of verifying the claimed identity of an individual,
     station or originator".
                                                                     

    Client-side certificates could be used for this. I think it's useful,
    because it would allow one to set up a Printer that is publicly, but not
    anonymously, accessible.

         -Carl



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