Attacking networks using DHCP, DNS - probably kills DNSSEC

Peter Gutmann pgut001 at
Tue Jul 1 02:01:40 PDT 2003

William Allen Simpson <wsimpson at> writes:

>Would this be the DHCP working group that on at least 2 occasions when I was
>there, insisted that secure DHCP wouldn't require a secret, since DHCP isn't
>supposed to require "configuration"?

Given that their goal is zero-configuration networking, I can see that being
required to provide a shared secret would mess things up a bit for them.  It'd
be a bit like PKIX being asked to make ease-of-use a consideration in their
work, or OpenPGP to take X.509 compatibility into account.


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