[Q] : verify an encrypted signed file.

Justin R. Miller justin@solidlinux.com
Mon Aug 20 18:10:02 2001

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Thus spake Lars Geiger (Lars.Geiger@gmx.net):

> That's because the signature is encrypted along with the data.=20
I have a quick theoretical question that I've been wondering about for a while. If you encrypt a file for someone, why would you also need to sign it? I mean, I do this, but I don't understand it. I would think that the encryption would both assure authenticity and intactness. =20 Can anyone clarify for me? =20 -Justin --=20 [ ] -- Justin R. Miller - justin@solidlinux.com -- [ ] [ ] -- see full headers for PGP key information -- [ ] [ ] -- http://solidlinux.com/~justin/pubkey.asc -- [ ] --2oS5YaxWCcQjTEyO Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org iD8DBQE7gTW594d6K8nEDDERAoZ0AKCKdW/qEJ28Jg2oPvhuHYzbZGLoowCfZiqn AOaYz+icO0K5YDjQrXdDA9I= =p5bW -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --2oS5YaxWCcQjTEyO--