signing keys

Davide Cavallari
Mon Jan 28 21:59:02 2002

On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 05:15:08PM +0000, Mark Brown wrote:
> The perceived benefit in terms of authentication comes from consistency.
> If someone has been  announcing for years that they use  a given key and
> suddenly you get  a mail purporting to  be from them but  not using that
> key then the idea is that that will set off alarm bells.

yes, but this  is true also if  no information at all is  specified, it is
only time the point, not the fingerprint or URL in email headers.

> There's also the  idea that doing things like this  spreads awareness of
> GPG.

yes, I think so
    Davide Cavallari                
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