[Lightning-dev] Proposal for Advertising Lightning nodes via DNS records.

Tyler H tyzbit at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 15:28:28 UTC 2018


ZmnSCPxj,

Yes, I understand I essentially I'd have to solve that trilemma in order to
implement something suitable for Lightning.

That is why I have pulled my support for my proposal, and I do insist that
the proposal AT MOST be a convention, but not a standard, and nodes SHOULD
NOT trust DNS.

Thanks,
Tyler

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:28 AM ZmnSCPxj <ZmnSCPxj at protonmail.com> wrote:

> Good morning Tyler,
>
>
> I will continue to approach the problem of securely advertising
> human-understandable node names, and I hope someday soon I will have a
> solution Lightning can use that retains the open, decentralized properties
> of the technology and the underlying blockchains.
>
>
> I believe this faces the issue of Zooko's Triangle?  Decentralized,
> Secure, Human-meaningful: pick any two.
>
> Node pubkeys are Decentralized and Secure (good luck memorizing
> store.blockstream.com node pubkey if you are merely human).
>
> Node aliases are Decentralized and Human-meaningful (nothing prevents me
> from naming my node SLEEPYARK, though).
>
> DNS is Secure and Human-meaningful (DNS registration is centralized around
> ICANN).
>
> Maybe a DNS la
>
> Regards,
> ZmnSCPxj
>
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