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[AFRINIC-rpd] whois.afrinic.net leaks passwords
adiel at afrinic.net
Thu Nov 22 08:02:25 UTC 2012
On 2012-11-22, at 10:49 AM, Guy Antony Halse <G.halse at ru.ac.za> wrote:
> On Thu 2012-11-22 (09:50), Adiel Akplogan wrote:
>> Our thinking is around a) Encouraging people to use PGP or X.509
>> instead of MD-5 b) Doing what you are suggesting and filter
>> out the MD-5 encrypted password while displaying mntner queries
>> output, and/or c) gradually phase out MD-5 completely to only allow
>> PGP and X.509. In my sense a combination of (b) and (c) could be
>> the appropriate way to handle this for the long term.
> Or d) introduce an alternative as-yet-uncompromised password encryption
> mechanism, such as SHA512. (perhaps whilst still doing b)).
Thanks, we will investigate this option as well.
> Or e) extend my.afrinic.net to provide a web interface for maintaining
> objects (the current version doesn't support all objects).
Yes this is already in the pipe with other improvement to be release
next year in MyAFRINIC v.2
> Or f) provide an HTTP-based API (as EPP did for DNS). This would
> allow/encourage people to automate maintenance tasks.
Interesting and will be looked at as well.
> Sticking with e-mail, while I personally like the idea of X.509 (S/MIME), it
> raises the barrier to entry for smaller members and might be difficult to
> manage in a large environment. (A password is easy to store in an
> enterprise password safe, and easy for a number of people to use.)
Understood … but we try to give as much as reliable options to the
community to decide by themselves.
> There's a lot to be said for keeping it simple.
Agree, and thank you for your input.
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