Hello, and ideas
darke at indigo.net.au
Sat Jul 22 01:18:58 CEST 2000
I am new to this mailing list, so I don't know of the protocols in use
here, if any, for postings.
I have a feature proposal, which to me is logical, and adds an important
piece of functionality to GnuPG.
The first part of the feature, involves being able to mark certain
keyrings as 'Read Only'. In particular this should be for files
that are definately designed to be system wide. An example would
be the Debian developer public keyring that is available, via
[/usr/share/keyrings/debian-keyring.gpg] if the proper package is
The second part of the feature is to allow people to 'edit' keys in
'Read Only' keyrings. By doing this, a copy is made into their
'Read/Write' public keyring in [.gnupg/]. This way, if someone met one
of the debian developers and gained some sort of trust of their
identity, they could add their own trust factor about that key. They
could even sign it themselves, however, this has to be keep local to
themselves, until the owner redistributes their public key with the new
Now, are features like this planned? Do they make sense to anyone else?
I know this can be done manually (at least the key migration can), but
need they be done manually?
Thank you for listening to my rambling,
Peter 'darkewolf' Crystal
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