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

Rick Wesson rick at support-intelligence.com
Thu Dec 15 15:42:59 UTC 2011


Are we designing protocols or applications, its easier and better for all
involved if we design a protocol and then let the applications implement
it.

Lets stick to understanding how labels (dns) or URIs can be leveraged to
securly obtain a bitcoin address, rather than reviewing capabilities of
current applications.

-rick

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Zell Faze <zellfaze at yahoo.com> wrote:

> It is a lot easier to set up an HTTP server to dynamically respond with
> addresses than a DNS record.  It is considered a good practice to use a
> different address for every payment.
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> --- On *Wed, 12/14/11, Kyle Henderson <k at old.school.nz>* wrote:
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> From: Kyle Henderson <k at old.school.nz>
>
> Subject: Re: [Bitcoin-development] Fwd: [BIP 15] Aliases
> To: "Zell Faze" <zellfaze at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "Luke-Jr" <luke at dashjr.org>, "Rick Wesson" <
> rick at support-intelligence.com>, bitcoin-development at lists.sourceforge.net
> Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011, 11:56 PM
>
>
> Just so we're clear, what is the need for HTTP at all?
>
> A query for a string and an answer can all be handled via DNS.
>
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Zell Faze <zellfaze at yahoo.com<http://mc/compose?to=zellfaze@yahoo.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Could we combine this proposal and the HTTPS proposal?
>
> The DNSSEC TXT record could give instructions on how to query an HTTPS
> server to get the address.  Then we get the dynamism of HTTPS without
> having a rigid URL scheme for querying the server along with the advantages
> of DNSSEC.
>
>
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