Sun, 23 Jan 2000 13:38:22 +0100 (MET)
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On 22 Jan 2000, Mr. Bad wrote:
> One thing that I forgot to mention, and that many new users forget, is
> that -after- the message is signed, they _should_not_ edit the
> message. The signature is for the message AS IS. Even changing a
> single space or return will invalidate the signature!
I wonder if the next RFC for PGP will add a protocol that only counts
printable characters and IGNORES ALL WHITESPACE characters for the purpose
of calculating checksums. I bet that it would alleviate (or mask?) a lot
of problems with mail programs that try to "pretty-up" messages, do
CR-CRLF conversions, etc...
Does anyone know if this idea has been discussed before?
Erik Rossen ^
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