OT: GPG or OpenSSL?

Daniel Carrera dcarrera@math.toronto.edu
Mon Aug 5 22:16:06 2002

I don't know how you can use OpenSSL for signatures.

You might consider using MD5 checksums.  More people know how to use md5
than GPG.

Some people opt for having both a checksum and a GPG signature.  GPG
signatures are more secure than checksums, but fewer people will verify

On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Gerben Wierda wrote:

> I want to create signatures for (free) stuff I distribute. As far as I
> have been able to understand, I can do that with OpenSSL (though how the
> process with OpenSSL should work is not clear to me yet, especially the
> OpenSSL equivalent of GPG/PGP's wwwkeys.[country].pgp.net).
> Could people in the know on this list explain the (dis)advantages of
> both systems? Or am I completely misunderstanding the nature of openssl?
> Thanks,
> G
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