[linux-elitists] RFC 2015 (MIME and PGP) -- RFC status?

Mr.Bad mr.bad@pigdog.org
Mon Mar 12 17:20:26 PST 2001


>>>>> "RM" == Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> writes:

    RM> A lot of people think you can sprinkle holy crypto-pee over
    RM> keys and make them magically self-authenticate using
    RM> "certificates", or grab them off Web pages[1], or make them
    RM> spring forth like Athena from the head of Zeus using DNSSEC.

Still not following you here. You can grab my personal key from here:

        http://evan.prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us/gpgkey.asc

...and verify the signatures on it. It's a Web-of-Trust thing versus a
centralized certificate authority, but the idea is pretty much the
same.

Is your point that, just because I got your key from your Web page,
there's no way I can be sure it's you? That's absolutely true. Hell,
there are so many Moriarties between me and linuxmafia.com it makes my
head spin.

DNSSEC I don't recognize. What's that?

~Mr. Bad

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