convergence & federations?

Convergence is one of several proposed solutions to the problem of lying and poorly managed CAs. DANE is of course another. I like fighting on multiple fronts so when rlbob sent me an inspirational email today after listening to Moxie talk about convergence at #RSAC I just could not resist it.

To make a long story short I went and setup a convergence notary. If you feel like trusting it feel free to visit https://etc.mnt.se/mnt.notary but make sure you visit convergence.io and install their FireFox plugin first.

Here then is the rlbob challenge:

The Chrome guy says they can’t use convergence because the traffic load would be too high for anyone but them to support, and they can’t be the ones to validate pubkeys for their own browser. In steps a worldwide network of registrars run by R&HE using our spare computing power and bandwidth. Let’s do it!

Lets see what happens next!

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