Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-18 Thread Luke-Jr
On Sunday, December 18, 2011 8:14:20 PM Pieter Wuille wrote: Furthermore, the embedded bitcoin address could be hidden from the user: retrieved when first connecting, and stored together with the URI in an address book. Like ssh, it could warn the user if the key changes (which wil be ignored

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-18 Thread slush
Pieter, it was more rhetorical question than asking for explanation, but thanks anyway. As an Internet application developer, I of course understand security issues while using HTTPS and CA. I have a gut feeling that there simply does not exist any single solution which is both easy to use and

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-16 Thread Andy Parkins
On 2011 December 16 Friday, Rick Wesson wrote: I believe that any URI scheme will still leverage DNS and inherit any base issues you would have with TXT records. I suggest looking at DANE HTTPS takes care of that. and reviewing their work on hardening certificate (x.509) infrastructure as

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-16 Thread Harald Schilly
On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 21:10, Amir Taaki zgen...@yahoo.com wrote: Especially when we already have bitcoin addresses with their own checksums- what value do IBANs add? Well, I'm not an expert like you, but one benefit would be to be compatible with existing software solutions that are based on

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-16 Thread Rick Wesson
On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 1:52 PM, Khalahan k...@dot-bit.org wrote: The number of proposals is not infinite, here are their problems : - FirstBits : centralized - DNS TXT Records : DNSSEC is required to have a minimum of security, limits usage to engineers, limits usage to some domain names (i

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-15 Thread Amir Taaki
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:59 PM Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases Bitcoin already has code and a protocol for transactions to IP addresses. Why not reuse that for dynamic address lookup? Just a few changes are necessary to enable complete u...@server.com handling

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-15 Thread Kyle Henderson
This is the first proposal I've seen regarding mapping something like user@host that actually makes sense to me. Bitcoin itself is decentralised by design, in my opinion it seems obvious that it needs to continue to maintain this feature. On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 8:59 AM, theymos they...@mm.st

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-15 Thread Matt Corallo
On Thu, 2011-12-15 at 13:59 -0600, theymos wrote: Bitcoin already has code and a protocol for transactions to IP addresses. Why not reuse that for dynamic address lookup? Just a few changes are necessary to enable complete u...@server.com handling: I'm not against this, but I think its way

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-15 Thread Walter Stanish
Bitcoin itself is decentralised by design, in my opinion it seems obvious that it needs to continue to maintain this feature. What's the real issue? - People want to use alternate representations ('aliases') of bitcoin addresses, for various reasons. - The blockchain is the only way to

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-12 Thread Luke-Jr
FirstBits looks nice at glance, but is bound to create a gold-rush to grab every nice-looking FirstBits address. HTTPS is only as secure as the (centralized) CAs, thus not really any better than TXT records. I don't think an address of some form is avoidable.

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-12 Thread Jorge Timón
...@dashjr.org wrote: From: Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases To: bitcoin-development@lists.sourceforge.net, Amir Taaki zgen...@yahoo.com Date: Monday, December 12, 2011, 5:32 PM FirstBits looks nice at glance, but is bound to create a gold-rush to grab every

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-12 Thread Luke-Jr
On Monday, December 12, 2011 6:37:56 PM Jorge Timón wrote: Would it be too strange to use namecoin? This has the same problem as FirstBits, except .bit domains are dirt cheap, whereas vanitygen at least slows down grabbing all the common words...

Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases

2011-12-12 Thread Will
be a great idea for a client feature, but not really something that should be added to the protocol. --- On Mon, 12/12/11, Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org wrote: From: Luke-Jr l...@dashjr.org Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] [BIP 15] Aliases To: bitcoin-development@lists.sourceforge.net, Amir