GnuPG and trailing whitespace handling
rra at stanford.edu
Sat Mar 6 21:29:42 CET 1999
Bodo Moeller <Bodo_Moeller at public.uni-hamburg.de> writes:
> When creating text-mode signatures, OpenPGP implementations that want to
> be compatible with PGP should remove any trailing blanks (they are not
> protected by the signature, so why keep them). This is not possible for
> detached signatures, but for detached signatures it usually makes more
> sense to use binary mode, anyway.
For signing and verifying signatures of news articles, such as control
messages, one definitely does want to use text mode; it cuts down on a lot
of different problems related to line endings and so forth.
Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu) <URL:http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>
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