Howto integrate (G/P)GP into sendmail -D?!

Frank Tobin
Thu, 29 Jun 2000 17:42:24 -0500 (CDT)

Hash: SHA1, at 00:27 +0200 on Fri, 30 Jun 2000, wrote:

> Actually i wonder how to integrate the
> PGP stuff into a sendmaildaemon, since
> i've several users in an intranet and want
> to automatically crypt just the outgoing
> mails... is there a good FAQ about this?!
> BTW, is this stuff usable for VPN's?!
> (FreeBSD/Linux)
This is not a good idea, as there are several flaws that can occur. First, you have to automate deciding which keys you want to encrypt to, and this is likely not a system-wide thing you want to enforce. Second, you would need to be able to handle things like errors from GnuPG and such. And there are a bunch more issues. It's not a plug-and-play scenario. GnuPG is designed for user-level usage, as OpenPGP is generally designed as an user-to-user protection. Trying to setup something system-wide would not advised. - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1e (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.8.8 - iEYEARECAAYFAjlb0NsACgkQVv/RCiYMT6Pp4ACgkPUIRyfk2GM++mvWUKDSzACP TDgAn2lMFV8PXQ2Z2ci73NSUH/syycV5 =cisT -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----