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Blockchain and Networking
Traceroute or any other path diagnostics comes to mind.
Thus spake Tom Beecher (beecher at beecher.cc) on Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 12:22:43PM -0500:
> "Blockchain is great at proving chain of custody, but when do you need to do
> that in computer networking?"
> This is the most important question to ask. Everything else is just
> buzzwordy shenanigans.
> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:52 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 12:26 AM, Glen Kent <glen.kent at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Do folks on this list see blockchain technology making inroads into the
> > > networking? I can see blockchain being used to secure the SDN environment
> > > where blockchain will allow encrypted data transfers between nodes (ones
> > > hosting different applications, the SDN controller, the data plane
> > devices)
> > > regardless of the network size or its geographical distribution.
> > >
> > Hi Glen,
> > I'm having trouble envisioning a scenario where blockchain does that any
> > better than plain old PKI.
> > Blockchain is great at proving chain of custody, but when do you need to do
> > that in computer networking?
> > Regards,
> > Bill Herrin
> > --
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