[linux-elitists] RFC 2015 (MIME and PGP) -- RFC status?
Mon Mar 12 16:43:48 PST 2001
On Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 04:37:27PM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> Having Bruce Scneier's discussion in _Secrets and Lies_ of the pervasive
> problems inherent in key-management and certificates, I am curious about
> your views on how exchanging keys _securely_ might work.
Personally I view Debian's methods as adequate, while often painful. To
obtain a signature on your key, you must appear to another developer
in person with real-world photographic identification (i.e. a driver's
license or passport). While this has the obvious problems that are
associated with paper ID, you can be resonably trusting of government ID
(since forgery of these official papers is a serious crime).
Most cipherpunks abide by similarly strict guidelines of trust. That's
why you'll often see keysigning parties at tradeshows.
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