Better name for new "Internet Gateway for Certs" (Re: please do not change "Directory Manager" to "Network Manager")

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Fri Oct 16 11:04:59 CEST 2015

> One reason why I changed the name is to make it clear that all access to
> the net is done via dirmngr and thus not installing dirmngr will
> effectivly disable all web bugs.

It is mainly about the public keys with additional data - which I have made a 
habit of calling "certificates" or "certs". So if this is element going to be 
included in the name, I'd vote for "certs" or "cert".

I do not like the "manager" bit in the name, because it maybe a gateway,
bridging or distribution functionality, but it does not maintain a larger
number of things (in my understanding). The managing is more done by a
different component. 

So here some naming ideas based the above points brainstorming:
"certs network link" 
"network gateway", as in "GnuPG's network gateway" -> "gng" or "gnetgate"
"network link"
"internet certs gate"
"Net Gate for Certs"

or a combination.

Hope you'll find my suggestions inspiring!


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