[Bitcoin-development] Dedicated server for bitcoin.org, your thoughts?

Adam Back adam at cypherspace.org
Thu Dec 12 20:51:06 UTC 2013

I think the one thing that SSL does provide is some protection against ARP
or DNS poisoning to trick the user into downloading from a different site.

The PGP WoT surrounding bitcoin or OS related ISOs be weak - I am not sure
if I could even check it directly myself despite spending a few hours
tracking down keys and checking fingerprints of biz cards of core devs I met
in person, then that is a relevant point.


On Sun, Dec 08, 2013 at 11:25:24AM -0800, Gregory Maxwell wrote:
>On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 11:16 AM, Drak <drak at zikula.org> wrote:
>> BGP redirection is a reality and can be exploited without much
>You're managing to argue against SSL. Because it actually provides
>basically protection against an attacker who can actively intercept
>traffic to the server. Against that threat model SSL is clearly— based
>on your comments— providing a false sense of security.
>We _do_ have protection that protect against that— the pgp signature,
>but they are far from a solution since people do not check that.
>(I'm not suggesting we shouldn't have it, I'm suggesting you stop
>arguing SSL provides protection it doesn't before you manage to change
>my mind!)
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