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*At that time only a few of the world governments, like the US, had placed the responsibilities for such naming and numbering in private hands.
 
*At that time only a few of the world governments, like the US, had placed the responsibilities for such naming and numbering in private hands.
 
*Still in the US AT&T acted with the impunity of a government agency, until they were challenged in court by companies like MCI.
 
*Still in the US AT&T acted with the impunity of a government agency, until they were challenged in court by companies like MCI.
*With all of the arrogance of a government body, the ITU's Committee on Communications and International Telephone and Telegraph (CCITT), decide to determine the structure of email and the corresponding security.
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*With all of the arrogance of a government body, the ITU's Committee on Communications and International Telephone and Telegraph (CCITT), decided to specifiy the structure of email and the corresponding security.
  
 
==Problems==
 
==Problems==

Revision as of 09:18, 28 July 2018

Full Name or Meme

A structure defined by the CCITT (now ITU) that binds a Subject name to a public key and a set of Attributes.

Context

  • Up until the 1970's the Postal and Telecommunications Agencies of the world governments just knew that they were responsible for assigning names and numbers to everything on the planet.
  • At that time only a few of the world governments, like the US, had placed the responsibilities for such naming and numbering in private hands.
  • Still in the US AT&T acted with the impunity of a government agency, until they were challenged in court by companies like MCI.
  • With all of the arrogance of a government body, the ITU's Committee on Communications and International Telephone and Telegraph (CCITT), decided to specifiy the structure of email and the corresponding security.

Problems

Solutions

  • The content of a Web Site certification is reasonably well defined[1]

References

  1. DigiCert. What extensions and details are included in a SSL certificate? https://knowledge.digicert.com/solution/SO18140.html