atom at suspicious.org
Sun Aug 8 08:11:45 CEST 2004
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i'll be attempting to formally submit some "OpenPGP-*" mail & news header
definitions to IETF. i'd like to first submit this *rough* draft here.
please post any comments.
these should be considered "informational", and apply to both mail and
netnews messages. these headers should be used to provide information
about the senders OpenPGP key. zero or more of these headers MAY be used
in any message. each one of these headers SHOULD NOT appear more than once
in a message header.
OpenPGP-KeyID: 0xD9F57808 (4096-RSA)
OpenPGP-KeyID: 0xB88D52E4D9F57808 (4096-RSA)
long (16 character) or short (8 character) key id which MUST be
prefixed with "0x". key id MAY be followed by information about
key size and key type: this optional information, if included,
MUST be contained in parenthesis and SHOULD be in the format of
key size, dash, key type.
all four examples above are valid and refer to the same key.
OpenPGP-Fingerprint: 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
key fingerprint SHOULD be in common fingerprint format (with
spaces) but MAY be in "0x" notation, with no blank spaces within
both examples above are valid and refer to the same key.
HTTP URL where the key can be found.
there are quite a few PGP & GnuPG users who add these types of headers,
but they lack standardization, making them useless to automatically parse.
since both applications (PGP and GnuPG) rely on the OpenPGP protocol (RFC
2440), it seems best to use headers that specify "OpenPGP" rather than
"PGP", or "GPG", which seem like underhanded attempts to advocate specific
applications, rather than the open standard they both share.
PGP key - http://atom.smasher.org/pgp.txt
762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7 582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy.
If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem.
But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to
improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This
makes it hard to plan the day."
-- E.B. White
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Comment: What is this gibberish?
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