signing + mailing lists

David Shaw
Sun Sep 23 03:14:01 2001

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On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 07:25:09PM -0400, Douglas Elznic wrote:

> > Finally the social and political reasons for making visible and
> > routine use of cryptography, including signatures, is at least as
> > important now as it was ten years ago when Phil Zimmerman and others
> > urged folks to PGP sign all email. One can now choose signatures that
> > are smaller and less obtrusive than was possible just a few years ago.
> >=20
> I could not agree more. I have been signing all mail for the past two
> months. Now that evolution can always do it by default it is a lot
> easier to do. The social awareness that it raises can not be
> underestimated in a time like this. I am curious as to why sinatures are
> now smaller and less intrusive?
Signatures vary in size depending on the key algorithm you use. DSA signatures are small and always the same size. RSA signatures vary depending on the size of your key. David --=20 David Shaw | | WWW +--------------------------------------------------------------------------= -+ "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson --r5Pyd7+fXNt84Ff3 Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iQEVAwUBO6020occwqs8s7QVAQGLFwgAgwV+5QUO/cNvUq/YXqjEkvTMOd92rMzL n4iG1hFuFa2JgXIjd00iIghiIbCV9QEZfyt7oekELJQlHTQWEU80s5JnVlpIKtsZ Row9+AsEWzBJVGpRWwKns9EpRF/C7fLbQw7nb+vcMIAjmL4f3eCvvHhAhIwF/erH l+2rKU0Yogihy+geIq0zLo7bE9dh4uS5Dg+pVcVVB4ZxM6qvcq0oJ5UpfxkudjhS WL6/gm7w1th79cdfiWkKXnmZUiksJtGwbcxDNnVpjp/i7tpICsCMjUfca/i2gPqr z3UbpZJICeQwMjdJ3INUW4hjVpEw+qxNvqTwjbeNJU4cVZXEN+dlvA== =y2+9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --r5Pyd7+fXNt84Ff3--