ISSUE-32: WebIDs with IP addresses

nodns_webid

WebIDs with IP addresses

State:
RAISED
Product:
WebID-authn-TLS-spec
Raised by:
Henry Story
Opened on:
2011-02-15
Description:
A URL need not contain a domain name, and so need not be tied to DNS. For example:

http://29.45.62.12/peter#me
or
https://29.45.62.12/peter#me

What are the advantages?

An alleged advantage is that this could bypass the need for DNS, and centralisation issues that come with it.
But, does it really bypass DNS? Does anyone ever get an IP address without a domain name?

But how would security for such URLs work?

If we think of pure https URLs the following questions arise

- Do CAs certify IP addresses?
- The advantage of placing public keys in DNSSEC with DANE would be lost

So would this require a completely new way of securing the IP address?
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. Re: WebID-ISSUE-32 (nodns_webid): URIs with IP addresses and security [WebID Spec] (from home_pw@msn.com on 2011-02-15)
  2. Re: WebID-ISSUE-32 (nodns_webid): URIs with IP addresses and security [WebID Spec] (from nathan@webr3.org on 2011-02-15)
  3. WebID-ISSUE-32 (nodns_webid): URIs with IP addresses and security [WebID Spec] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-02-15)

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Henry Story <Henry.Story@bblfish.net>, Chair, Dominique Hazaƫl-Massieux <dom@w3.org>, Staff Contact
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