[linux-elitists] RFC 2015 (MIME and PGP) -- RFC status?
Mon Mar 12 16:03:57 PST 2001
On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 03:46:45PM -0800, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 02:55:27PM -0800, email@example.com wrote:
> > I understand your frustration, but please note that RFC2015 is
> > only a proposed standard.
> Hmm, I noticed that RFC2015 happens to be by the author of Mutt, which
> is the most notable program I know of that prefers PGP-MIME. This sheds
> some light for me on why Mutt deprecates plaintext PGP signatures.
I love mutt's PGP/GPG handling and hate it. One of the biggest complaints
that I have is one that neither PGP nor GPG can really solve, so I'm
working on a specification for a header-based protocol that I think
will solve the problem.
Please feel free to have a look at http://www.ajs.com/~ajs/pps/ and
let me know if you have any comments. PPS is short for Passive Privacy
System, and combines PGP encryption with passive key-exchange.
The idea is that everyone everywhere does key exchange in a
light-weight fashion (attaching keys to every message is RUDE). Then,
if you want to do the right thing (e.g. verify fingerprints
out-of-band, etc) you can, without an evesdropper being able to tell
by analyzing the message traffic.
It looks like I should research RFC2015, but I think that it will fall
nicely in line with what I'm already doing (since this protocol does
not specify much beyond key exchange).
I'm working as hard as I can on this, given that I'm also in the
middle of a job search. I have another friend who is going to Europe
for a while, and he may work on it while there.
firstname.lastname@example.org finger email@example.com for GPG info. Fingerprint:
www.ajs.com/~ajs 6DC1 F67A B9FB 2FBA D04C 619E FC35 5713 2676 CEAF
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