wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Tue Apr 28 15:57:34 CEST 1998
After browsing through the latest draft I have some remarks:
1) The comment packets are gone.
Ooops. How can write code when the specification is changed at
will. I was lucky to find a solution for the moved comment packet
number from 14 to 16 - and now there is no comment packet at all.
So what shall I do? Go back to RFC1991 or stay with comment packet
of type 16?
Comment packets are very useful: I use them to store the factorization
of the ElGamal prime (in case someone wants to check it), store
a program version number to make debugging easier. Another use is
to transport additional informations to other programs in a pipeline.
*Please put the comment packets back into OpenPGP*
2) We need a new compression algorithm.
The ZIP algorithm with id 1 is not described in a RFC and
the support in zlib is not documented. I suggest a ZIP
algorithm with id 2 which complies to RFC1950.
3) 4 new signature classes 0x14 to 0x17
which are like 0x10..0x13 but do a hash over all preceding
user id packets. This has the advantage of keeping a public
key certificate small but a signator is still able to sign
more than one user-id.
4) A signature class which can used to sign the complete
public key certificate would be very nice - or is there
already one which can be used for this purpose?
All these enhancements may be OPTIONAL.
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