Towards a practical and effective "TLS"?

Zenaan Harkness zen at
Thu Dec 10 14:11:09 PST 2015

With the absurdity of HTTPS and certificates in mind, is a practical
opportunistic transport layer link actual encryption:

- possible?

- worth pursuing (almost no one controls their hardware - "it's all
VMs nowadays")?

- if not worth pursuing, what set of attributes of a society
('national') level internet would need to be in place, for 'sane'
opportunistic link encryption to make sense (e.g., mesh networks of
various forms, physical server in every household, i.e. fully
decentralise our networking, and server/host infrastructure)?

- if worth pursuing, either now or after some level of attributes as
named is in place, how might it look?


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