A last word on --passphrase-fd

Chuck Robey chuckr@picnic.mat.net
Fri, 21 Jan 2000 14:06:47 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Jan 2000, Chuck Robey wrote:
> > How does either of your two options deal with a process started on a
> > regular basis by cron? No daemon to store the passphrase in ram with, and
> > impossible to make interactive input.
> Use unprotected keys. Encrypting something and storing the key on
> the same medium remembers if of DVDs :0)
Uhh. I'm not the crypto-whiz you are. I understand (I think) the DVD story. Can you tell me why needing crypto signatures on output of a cron job equates to the DVD story? No sarcasm here, I really don't know.
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